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« on: June 25, 2010, 02:26:45 PM »

Hi.  Dosen't appear to be my year.  Does anyone have a coolant expansion tank for a '78 spyder?  Current one has started to leak under pressure.  Have tried a repair but unsuccessful.  Thanks  Ammy
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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2010, 11:58:50 AM »

pretty sure i have.. is it the curved style tank or rectangle?
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2010, 02:10:05 PM »

Hi Graham.  It's the rectangle type.  Have found a curved one but would prefer not to have to carry out modifications. Fingers crossed ! ! !

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Alwyn
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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2010, 05:42:24 PM »

sorry Alwyn.  X'g fingers didnt work this time.. Its the curved one. I know what you mean about the mod

I have same problem with the rectangle one. TRied various types of araldite, fernox and other putty type stuff but it will always blow through after a while
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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2010, 06:52:26 PM »

Thanks Graham,  I'll have to modify the curved one to fit. You're right,  nothing will bond to the tank material.  I thought I'd made an excellent job with glass fibre resin and fine matting but after a 5 mile run it just fell away.

 I'll give it one more day and then start the mod.

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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2010, 07:21:03 PM »

Ammy, I will have a look at the expansion tank on my 1600 spyder that I have been using for parts when I get chance. Could you post a pic of the type you need?

Carl.

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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2010, 10:34:54 AM »

Hi Carl.  Fingers crossd again. Having difficulty sending photo, (It's my age)  There are only two tanks. One is rectangular , one is curved.    I'm after the rectangular one,  it's about 230mm  by 150mm.

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Alwyn
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« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2010, 11:49:31 AM »

Is it like the one below? I need one of those too but they are very expensive new!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/LANCIA-STRATOS-racing-cooling-water-tank-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem3347496d95QQitemZ220239326613QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories


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« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2010, 12:42:22 PM »

It certainly looks the same shape, whether it's the same size you can tell.    It is possible to modify the curved one,  the difficulty is providing the lower support. If I have no success with a replacement I'll go ahead with the mod. and post it.

Alwyn
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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2010, 05:50:45 PM »


Wow..  that word Stratos makes things very expensive. :-)
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