I made a special tool to make a bead at the end of the pipe so the hose stay in place.

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I think you need those tanks higher, the air will not evacuate from the system if the tanks are not higher that the radiators height.
Chris
The bottom of swirl tank is 4,7 inch higher than top of radiator and top of swirl tank is 2,5 inch higher than engine heads !
So i think it should work fine!?
Its good that you boys comment those kind of things !
Some times i do really stupid things when i don't think it thru Smiler
Actually, if you were going to have the swirl tank under suction (as well as the radiator), as recommended by Carroll Smith - I would think they would still auto-bleed.

As you probably know, the bottom of the expansion tank is "sucked" by the water pump, and the swirl, radiator and head bleeds (if you have them) go to the top of the expansion tank. George has a good diagram on his cooling system sticky.

If the expansion tank top was lower than the radiator, though - I would guess you would figure it our pretty quick!


Here's the picture...

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Rocky
That was a good picture! The BMW engine have cooling system just like that . So i think this will work just fine.
Absolutely incredible job!

I think I'll copy your project a little bit and make my front bumperpieces of aluminium. I haven't got the originals so I can make my own kind...

I have to see your car someday in real life.
Thank you Camo.
If you need some more pictures of the bumpers let me know! Have you taken yours out on the road yet?
No, not this summer. Selling and buying a new apartment has taken my garagetime from this spring. Well, hopefully the summer is productive and manage to do every major things with the car.
Okay every one
I have a question. If i connect the radiator air bleed with a small hose to the suction tube to waterpump i get the air build up out of radiator!

Yes some water is going only trough half of radiator but if i use a very small hose it is a minimal amount.

And the air is going trough engine before overflow tank, But it has to be very little air or there are some other problem with cooling system so it should not be a concern.

The right way is to direct it to overflow tank! But i have little to no room in front of engine, and therefore i think this should work pretty good! Or??

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I believe some of the early cars used a cooling system configuration like this....

Maybe someone with more experience will chime in.

It seems like it should work.

Rocky

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I see you are doing a great job on the body work.
Maybe it's an idee to go for a taller license plate space?

Like the Pantera SI,
The GT5-S is a little smaller and dont fit the EU license plate proper.

Simon
HI Simon
In Finland you can get mini license plates they fit precise ! They have smaller letters and without EU mark at the end, But only if the normal don't fit !

I have a spare rear end from doors back its a GT5 with the big license opening, So i have thought about it but it is better with the small because they come in pairs so it looks better in the front with small license plate
Yes also in The Netherlands we have small license plates , yellow on the modern cars and blue on the classic cars.
Only alowed when there is no space for the big plates.
And squere plates.
Awesome work. I am very impressed with your skills and vision. I can't wait to see the finished product.

Keep up the great work!

Devin

Thank you all !!
Now i have done some lead work and hammered out all small dents and dings. Now i have to do the last sanding before the epoxyprimer20180603_124405

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It is a very dirty job to sand down the lead and sheet metal.
And soon i have to decide on what color !!
I have one black so it have to be something else?20180605_124202

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It doesnt. But it can be.

How about McLaren atomic orange or mercedes ingot silver or ford ink blue
I have to agree with Bosswrench (red) and black would be my second choice but if you want something wild ... Lamborghini Verde Mantis (green) or Porsche Voodoo Blue.

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Red every friend here says it should be, So that color is out of question Smiler
I really don't like bright colors but i think it fits this type of car! So i am going for some bright .
The orange and blue is nice. Green also but better on modern style car.
Silver is to hard to repair if needed and every Toyota here around is silver
its hard to decide i have to spray some test pieces!
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Well I'll chime in..

Personally I don't think the Lamborghini green/orange bright colors suit the 5S body style. I much prefer something on the darker side from deep red to maroon, french blue to dark blue etc.

But that's just me and there should be enough examples on the web you can get a good idea of what works for you.
Hi Kim.

Suzuki Dark Blue Metalic, I dont remember the code/name. But it is a Dark blue with grow metalic picment and Pearl picment i think it is 2016/2017 color.
And the a stribe in antrazit not shiny, mabye around 50% shiny.

Kjeld

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Red every body here says it should be, So that color is out of question Smiler
I really don't like bright colors but i think it fits this type of car! So i am going for some bright .
The orange and blue is nice. Green also but better on modern style car.
Silver is to hard to repair if needed and every Toyota here around is silver
its hard to decide i have to spray some test pieces!

Darker on the inside and under so stone chips on the topcoat is less visible20180609_171047

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Now its time for 3M seam sealer and stone chip protector and after that 2 coats of graphite black polyurethane paint20180612_200657

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Here i made the jig for caster mod of front A-arms like many have done20180621_101644

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Now i have tried something i never done before! Cast polyurethane rubber bushings !20180615_183428

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It was easy to get them out with air thru the little hole in the bottom when i had used release agent20180617_120715

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Now i just have to clean them a little and bake for 8 hours at 65 degrees CelsiusIMG-20180617-WA0000

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David
Yes i am totally useless in the kitchen Smiler
I have always wanted to try to mold some thing! So this was a good experiment.
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That's awesome! Is there anything you can't do?

Ditto!

Kim - You have MAD skills! Wish I were half as talented.
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Now i have tried something i never done before! Cast polyurethane rubber bushings !


WOW...what an ideal!

did you consider embedding in a DU bearing for the bolt sleeve to slide in?
The DU bearing would be great! I had not thought about that.
But this is good enough for now, With smooth stainless sleeves it do the job.

Now the 3M seamsealer and stonechip protection is applied and its ready for semi mat graphite black paint20180705_154543

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Engine room painted graphite gray met with Glasurit semigloss 923-57 clearcoat20180729_195643

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Ready masked for paint of all inner surfaces. So i can paint the out side with all doors and hoods in place to prevent color differences20180803_174641

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Thanks for the nice comments Smiler
It is all sanded now and just waiting for some free time in the paintbooth !
Kim, you might want to install those double-adjust shocks upside down for better access to the adjusters you paid extra for. Most premium gas shocks today will work in either orientation, and as a bonus you lose a little unsprung weight. Just a suggestion.

I have started to do the sound proofing! i am going to do it in 3 steps.
So i hope it will be quiet when its done20180913_192131

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