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Old 12-12-2008, 08:53 PM   #1
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Default Throttle body connection question #1?

If I plan on blocking off my throttle body coolant lines, than where does my steam tube from the rear of the heads connect to? Thanks, Jimmy
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the radiator.

tho I remember that you did a swap into a Jeep right?

what radiator are you using?

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Looking at the motor (head on) you disconnect the line going into the throttle body on the right, and connect it to where the one on the left/tb exit goes to. TB imput hose to the hard steam tube comming from the rear. Then just trash the hose going out of the throttle body to steam tube.
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Problem is there are no lines, I'm starting from scratch. So to the top of the radiator, or tied into one of the heater hoses good? Thanks, Jimmy
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Greg, it's an old Studebaker, and I went with an alunium from a company called PRC. I have an extra fitting on the radiator below the water neck. That should work.
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One below the water neck is for overflow/res. It might work though.
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Pretty sure there's another one on the bottom, I'll have to check tomorrow.....but I can also connect it into one of the heater lines ...correct?
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Mine has 2 lines directly below the radiator cap. Top line is for overflow, second one down connects directly to my steam vent. So that is the one you want if your radiator is similar.
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Mine has 2 lines directly below the radiator cap. Top line is for overflow, second one down connects directly to my steam vent. So that is the one you want if your radiator is similar.


however jimmy your port below the filler neck may be for the overflow only. if so, trust me, you do not want to get them mixed up. i blew a head gasket cus my two hoses got interchanged and the steam pipe was pumping hot coolant straight to the resevior and thus draining the engine/rad of coolant.

tho, you should be fine hooking it up to the port. you just wont be running a resevior unless you wanted to rig up a seperate resevoir later.
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There have been some conversion people that have run the steam pipe into a heater hose and it seemed to work ok. If you don't have an extra port on the radiator you should be able to do it this way.
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