Pinhole Leak In Radiator Pipe

On the lower radiator pipe, look out for corrosion just in front of or just in back of the petcock.  For one reason or another, this seems to be a favorite place to develop a water leak.  It starts as a pinhole and then turns into something larger.  This was found out when a club member who was returning home from a day trip ruined his engine when all of the water drained out of the engine.  Check the radiator pipe to see if a pinhole is starting to develop in front of the petcock.  You can put a sealing compound on the area and that should take care of the problem.  A stainless steel pipe can be purchased from a Model A parts store for a good replacement.

This article was printed in the June 2006 issue of the “A” Quail Call.

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