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    Posted: 16-January-2011 at 3:57PM
Hi,
Been looking for that elusive coolant overflow tank...
Every Single Torino parts car that i have come across so far had none.
My 1975 doesnt have one either... there is just a tube hanging out and draining
on the road. few weeks ago, saw an ad on ebay for a tank that is supposed to fit
the torino, but it sold for like 125$ ... So my question is .. Are you guys aware of
maybe donors cars that would carry a compatible overflow tank, or what did you do about it.
I think it's place would be on the driver side inner fender, by the rad support?
 
Thank you for any help!
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-January-2011 at 4:22PM
As far as I know, Gran Torinos did not use a tank. I think overflow tanks started in the 80's. They are required to race at a track in order to keep the track dry. The coolant level is not filled to the top on cars that do not have a tank as the air space prevents overflow. I have used a gear lube quart bottle when necessary.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-January-2011 at 5:09PM
I use the ones at Shucks Auto (now O'reillys). The $12.95 tank. It works really well.

If you want something smaller, metal, fancier, cooler, Moroso makes one (I bought it for my 71 F-250). Pricey.

I just happen to have an unused one (I bought the cheapie for my 71 F-250), sitting on a shelf. It can be yours for rather cheap.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-January-2011 at 4:34AM
I have one I'll sell as I want to use something else. .. all the 77-79s had them and it bolts into the earlier cars. 







Edited by Psquare75 - 17-January-2011 at 4:36AM
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-January-2011 at 7:05AM
GREAT info thanks Psquare!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-January-2011 at 2:26AM
If you look in to 78-79 T-bird they have one with a bracket that bolts in place. Thats where I found a few of them. They are a direct bolt on.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23-January-2011 at 4:16AM
Hi Syl,

in my 75 G.T. with 460 it looks like that:



Mine has a whole in one of the top corners. Tried to order one at bluoval6079.com, but got a different one. So I'm still looking for another one.


@ Scott: if you use a metal overflow tank, how can you see the correct fluid level?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23-January-2011 at 6:56AM
Tomi, that is an aftermarket piece, not a Ford piece. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23-January-2011 at 12:48PM
I have found them on Lincolns Mark IV's and Mark V's  starting in 76, I believe.
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