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John B.

09-26-2001 10:30:38




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I've successfully fixed several things on my recently purchased 1953 Cub, but one final problem has me stumped. There is an excessive amount of water coming out of the radiator over-flow tube, seemingly when the engine is warm, but especially when under load. Previous owner said the problem just started occurring. Engine seems to run great, with no loss of power or smoke, and doesn't seem to be running hot. People have told me that it's the head gasket (but there doesn't seem to be any oil in the water), others are telling me that it's the radiator cap (It's the original, non-regulator type, which the rubber inside is cracking) and I should replace it (after the first one worked fine for 50 years) with a new presurized type. Any tips, could the radiator just be clogged somewhere and not flowing properly? Thanks!

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Denny S.

09-27-2001 12:05:58




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 Re: New 1953 Cub owner in reply to John B., 09-26-2001 10:30:38  
I myself 6 weeks ago bought a 1953 Cub Loboy. I have the very same problem. Can't thank the 4 of you enough. It has a cap from a Toyota pick-up on it at this time, depressurised. Now I know for sure.....



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Phil Auten (Tx)

09-27-2001 09:03:49




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 Re: New 1953 Cub owner in reply to John B., 09-26-2001 10:30:38  
George and Fred are correct. Use a non-pressure cap as a pressure cap will cause the system to show you where the weakest spot is with a leak!

My 2,
Phil



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George QWiller

09-26-2001 12:43:01




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 Re: New 1953 Cub owner in reply to John B., 09-26-2001 10:30:38  
John,

It's possible you have a problem, but probably not. Most of us have been through the same thing until we learned that the radiator was just telling us it was overfilled. As long as you can still see liquid, try to resist filling it to the top. It will be thrown out till it reaches the correct level. Once there, it will stop coming out the overflow.

George Willer



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Fred Sachtleben

09-26-2001 13:56:55




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 Re: Re: New 1953 Cub owner in reply to George QWiller, 09-26-2001 12:43:01  
I agree with George. I have a 50 Cub and had a 60 cub. Both pushed water out the overflow till the level was where the engine wamted it. In both cases the level settled in a few inches down. Have to view at an angle to see the fluid. Also am running with a non-pressure cap.



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Darrel Lively

09-27-2001 20:56:38




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 Re: Re: Re: New 1953 Cub owner in reply to Fred Sachtleben, 09-26-2001 13:56:55  
I'll have to agree with the others. Dad has a '49 model that came with his house in 1962 and has always ran out the overflow when filled to the top, until it reaches a level where it is satisfied. It has the original unpressurized radiator cap also. Just one of the many joys of owning a wonderful antique!!!



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Darrel Lively

09-27-2001 20:53:09




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 Re: Re: Re: New 1953 Cub owner in reply to Fred Sachtleben, 09-26-2001 13:56:55  
I'll have to agree with the others. Dad has a '49 model that came with his house in 1962 and has always ran out the overflow when filled to the top, until it reaches a level where it is satisfied. It has the original unpressurized radiator cap also. Just one of the many joys of owning a wonderful antique!!!



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