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Got a '68 Cougar late last year. Due to it needing new head gasket, it tends to get pretty warm after a short drive. It has an overflow tube that is pinched off, by a previous owner, at the bottom for some reason. My question is, was there ever an overflow tank on these cars, or another container of some sort? I don't see any place where there was one originally hanging on this car.
 

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Nope, no catch tank on the 68´s, just the tube routed down to dump the overflow to the ground
 

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It's a good idea to put one on just to give you something to keep tabs on how well it's doing though....plus it's enviro-friendly and required by most racing events should you ever decide to do that.
 

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Been meaning to add one to my 67 as well. Anyone have a recommendation as to size/type/brand/location for a 67 390 w A/C?
 

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Been meaning to add one to my 67 as well. Anyone have a recommendation as to size/type/brand/location for a 67 390 w A/C?
On my 70, I put a dishsoap container between the battery and the radiator support.
"Just a temporary fix to keep drops off garage floor" Its been temporary for 3 yrs now.

Size- 10 or 12 oz.
Type- Dawn
Brand- grease cutting
Location- see above
 

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I've seen all kinds of types in different cars at the tracks. Seems the easiest,cheapest, most effective is the guys bought the little black "sausage" type from summit,or jegs & installed in the wheel well.
 

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Mustangs plus or unlimited sells a chrome tube about 18" long it can attach to the radiator support usuing the 2 radiator bolts on the right side, (Driver side) It has 2 brackets that attach to the radiator bolts as well. I have this set up with my aluminum radiator , It looks nice and serves it's purpose. I think it was $50.00.
 

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Mustangs plus or unlimited sells a chrome tube about 18" long it can attach to the radiator support usuing the 2 radiator bolts on the right side, (Driver side) It has 2 brackets that attach to the radiator bolts as well. I have this set up with my aluminum radiator , It looks nice and serves it's purpose. I think it was $50.00.
Sounds like mine:
 

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i used a tubular one from speedway and mounted it on the pass side in front of the core support between the a/c condensor andpass side h/l sheetmetal frame---almost holds itself there---390 with a/c
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Not the greatest picture. But mine is right next to the upper radiator hose. AC hoses were in the way on the other side.
 

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Thanks guys, heres another project I can do for the cat.
 

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My 74 doesn't have an overflow tank. Looking at part stores no one sells 'em. Did mine come with one? Using an old coolant jug at the moment.
 
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