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Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 9:06 pm 
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just had a look at the ef/el one at pwr, looks sweet! looks a bit out of my league to make. but i think ill try!

if you have a sensor then its not such a porblem hey!
is this a hint at making one up as a test and starting a 3rd "Group buy"?? :lol:

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 11:09 pm 
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I've put a PWR one in my EF. I'm not 100% happy with the quality, it didn’t fit to start with, I had to space it up at the back to prevent it from fowling on the shock tower, and the finish could of been better.
For something that retails for over $350 I would have expected better. All the same there is no one else out there making them, so there isn’t much choice, and they do still look heaps better then the standard ford unit.
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Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 12:22 am 
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u could just make a cover type thing that sits over it, made from stainless steel. Make a hole in it so it will go over the radiator cap then the cap goes back on, and put a screw or 2 into where the resevoir mounts to the body. and if your that paranoid about seeing the level without taking the cap off you could just cut a slit into the front side of it, say 5 - 10mm wide so that u can just see the level. Basicly it would sit on like the cover on ur power steering...
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Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 12:33 am 
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u could just make a cover type thing that sits over it, made from stainless steel. Make a hole in it so it will go over the radiator cap then the cap goes back on, and put a screw or 2 into where the resevoir mounts to the body. and if your that paranoid about seeing the level without taking the cap off you could just cut a slit into the front side of it, say 5 - 10mm wide so that u can just see the level. Basicly it would sit on like the cover on ur power steering...
sounds good in theory... but most stock header tanks are hard enough to see the level inside them due to the dis coloured plastic header tank... a cover with a peep hole would stil be damn near on impossible to see the height of the level.. -good idea though... i'd just slip the cover off to check the level.. :wink:

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 12:49 am 
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Or you could do that, it wouldn't be all that hard, and would look a lot neater than having an ugly slit there.
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Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:39 am 
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site sponsor B.P.T. make alloy ones aswell but not sure witch one is better quality. $360 from b.p.t.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:53 am 
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is this a hint at making one up as a test and starting a 3rd "Group buy"??

haha i wasnt thinking of that just yet!
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u could just make a cover type thing that sits over it, made from stainless steel. Make a hole in it so it will go over the radiator cap then the cap goes back on, and put a screw or 2 into where the resevoir mounts to the body.

what i was thinking was...
if i can find the right aluminium extrusion for the sides (something the right hieght, with a nice radius or shape on it), bend it into a square same size as the tank, weld a top plate onto it, and put a hole for the cap, it may look quite good!

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:58 am 
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Sounds good, and there is no harm in trying something new!!!
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Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:47 pm 
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it all sounded good in theory!!!
i just spent some time to properly work it out.
bonnet clearance is a huge problem, so covering it is out of the question, a new tank is the only thing that can really be done!
and at $280 they are as cheap as chips i say!!

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:23 pm 
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If you doa search, I've posted the part number up for the PWR unit for EF/EL with the coolant level sensor fitting. As it wasn't listed on the PWR site, I spoke to them on the phone and they made one up with it (not really that big a deal just adding it like they do to the AU ones), they wern'te aware that any pre-AU model had them.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:21 am 
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send a PM to ebs 4L.....he runs a fab shop with his old man...some pretty crazy stuff comes out from his work...he wont say no 2 a new challange...anyhtin form overflow tanks to plenum intakes, spaghetti turbo manifolds, custom bellhousing to suit from 4l to toyota R154....he does it all......cant give u a price tho at th moment...

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:28 pm 
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lol

whats with the ... ??

Anyway, on topic, i made a slip over one up for me car, really happy with the result as well

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Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:35 am 
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Any decent sheet metal fabricator could make one.

I had my tank made by Aussie Desert Coolers. $120. They typically make them for cars like AC Cobra replicas where the radiator is lower than the thermostat and as such they need a remote fill point. All they did was change the size of the hose outlet on the bottom.

P.s. it is a round tank not a square tank. Didn't bother me as it was designed for my XE's RHF shock tower.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:52 pm 
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That slip over cover looks the goods.

Could probably bend something up here at home and paint it.

hmmmmmmm food for thought.

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Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:00 pm 
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yes..that slip on cover does look pretty good!... inspires me even.... :wink:

 

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