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Old 10-13-2015, 05:40 PM   #29
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Wow- Very Cool ! I Drag Race too ! Been Racing S/Gas full Time in NHRA since I retired 10 yrs ago.


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Thought id jump in here. My race car - many years ago
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That looks to be from the 70's !
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Very good. Winner of NHRA Fallnationals back to back 1979 and 1980. Held the SSIA national record for several years. Those were fun times. Before line controls and computers.
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You gave away your age- probably close to me !
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Well after being gone for week and welding the new chassis for the racecar I finally got back the the gen set. After pulling the rad and having it cked it still did the same thing. Added oil pressure and temp gauges to monitor it while running. Removed the water pump and it looked ok but was sqeaking when turned so I went ahead and replaced it. (Cummins 200.00+ Local Kabota dealer 78.00). Filled it up to the thermostat housing and the upper hose . Started it up and after it started warming up it got to 220 rather quickly. Shut it off and it went down fairly fast. Faster than I thought it should. Got thinking about prior post about air in the system. Started venting off pressure when it got hot. Did it 3 times. Let it cool off by its self after the 3rd time. Started squeezing the upper hose and what looked to be air bubbles came out and the level went down. Refilled and kept repeating about 10 times with upper hose. Went to the lower and did the same thing. Started it up and woopee it got to 165 and stayed there. Outside temp was about 45. Hopefully the problem is fixed. Never did find a reason for it shutting down(Unless it was the fan). System has never been open since I got it. At least now I got a good radiator,fan,and water pump. Thanks to all that posted Ideas on a fix. All helped and now I have a better understanding of the gen set cooling system. Now back to the main engine but that's another story.
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Sounds like you finally burped all of the air out of the system !
I assume that your fan now operates- coming on at around 205 deg and goes off at around 185 - under load ?
Stay in touch with your other Eagle Projects !
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Will need to ck the operation of the fan Was on at 165 degrees. I think it is running all the time. Would like to see the temp at 180 constant. Right now I am glad it runs without overheating.
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Good Job, as I mentioned earlier Under Load My Fan comes on at about 205 deg and turns off at 190--- Good for a Diesel !
I would suggest that you run the Genny under Load and when it cools keep checking the coolant level until it stabilizes in your external tank-- then it should be ok from there.
If you need anything just yell !
Mine's asleep for the Winter !
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