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So I got all excited planning on purchase of one of the cool aluminum coolant overflow tanks, then found out they won’t fit along with the Ford Perfomance Oil Seperator I decided on. CJPony parts put the dress up cover on sale (for a day or so) and I picked one up.

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Looks better? Guess it’s a lot cheaper than new tank too.
 

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Looks good! Is it the whole tank or a cover for the top half?
 

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It does look nice but to each there own. I personally like seeing right where the coolant level is through the factory clear one.
 

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It's just a cover for the top half from what I've seen.

I've always felt this was a major cosmetic mistake. It looks like the design engineers totally forgot about it until someone came running in the room frantically waving a coolant reservoir, "Hey! You forgot this!!!".

Stupidest engineering ever. :mad:
 

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At the risk of sounding cheap. Might a coat of black BBQ paint work? Yep, that sounded cheap. And what about that other white plastic reservoir in there. Is their a cover for that one?
 

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Shelby has an aluminum overflow tank they say will work with the FP oil separator. Looks nice but pricey. I'm thinking about it.
Shelby High Performance Reservoir Tank
ringmaster, thanks for the link, we were just talking about how bad the stock tank looks at the car show yesterday. It looks like the Shelby tank doesn't have a coolant level sight window?

Can you confirm and did you end up going this route? thx! I may end up going with the CJPP top half cover like JT did, helps to "fade" the tank into the background...
 

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ringmaster, thanks for the link, we were just talking about how bad the stock tank looks at the car show yesterday. It looks like the Shelby tank doesn't have a coolant level sight window?

Can you confirm and did you end up going this route? thx! I may end up going with the CJPP top half cover like JT did, helps to "fade" the tank into the background...
Haven't gotten it yet. No level sight window on it that I've been able to find/see. I've seen some postings on other forums about it but no mention of how to easily check the coolant level. I'm going to poke around some more and maybe give Shelby a call about it. I have seen that people have been getting it powder coated and it looks pretty nice.
 
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Haven't gotten it yet. No level sight window on it that I've been able to find/see. I've seen some postings on other forums about it but no mention of how to easily check the coolant level. I'm going to poke around some more and maybe give Shelby a call about it. I have seen that people have been getting it powder coated and it looks pretty nice.
Real easy to determine level. Cover is on upper half and slit on side to route overflow tube lets you quickly see upper range of coolant. Looks a lot better than the OEM torpedo! Lol
 

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Haven't gotten it yet. No level sight window on it that I've been able to find/see. I've seen some postings on other forums about it but no mention of how to easily check the coolant level. I'm going to poke around some more and maybe give Shelby a call about it. I have seen that people have been getting it powder coated and it looks pretty nice.
I've been looking at the Shelby tank also. Just waiting for verification from someone that has installed the Shelby tank with the FPP oil separators before I buy it. I've seen the sight glass on the other tanks and much prefer the Shelby tank without the sight glass.
 

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Real easy to determine level. Cover is on upper half and slit on side to route overflow tube lets you quickly see upper range of coolant. Looks a lot better than the OEM torpedo! Lol
I don't think we're talking about the same overflow tank JimT. The Shelby tank has no cover and no window to peek in at the coolant level. It's a welded up solid aluminum exterior. It does look a lot better than the OEM plastic deal though. OK, I just spoke with Shelby American about this and the guy told me the only way to check the coolant level is to take the cap off and look inside. I guess that would work ok assuming you got the right amount in there to start with. He also said the latest version of this tank does indeed work with the FP oil separator, which the previous version didn't. The new version specifically states it will work with the FP separator.
 

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...... the only way to check the coolant level is to take the cap off and look inside. I guess that would work ok assuming you got the right amount in there to start with. He also said the latest version of this tank does indeed work with the FP oil separator, which the previous version didn't. The new version specifically states it will work with the FP separator.
How do you think I check the coolant level on my '61 Starliner and '67 GT350? :)

I'll be waiting for your report on the installation. :)

Grace and Peace,
 
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