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Re: Green barn find resurrection - Discussion [Re: Mags] #1663035
18/01/2023 11:43
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When I bought the Direnza rad from a uk supplier back in late 2019 I am sure it was labelled as PRC manufacture. The Motorstore pictures whilst upside down, I am sure are the exact same product as Direnza.

Either way if you go alu be extremely careful on the installation, those fins are very delicate...! Don't ask.


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Re: Green barn find resurrection - Discussion [Re: Mags] #1663107
21/01/2023 21:18
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Thanks, it’s on its way!

Re: Green barn find resurrection - Discussion [Re: Mags] #1663227
28/01/2023 12:02
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Got the radiator, thanks guys!

I’ve got most of the parts needed under control now, but I’d really love a new coolant reservoir, mostly for aesthetic reasons….

Any leads?

Re: Green barn find resurrection - Discussion [Re: Mags] #1663232
28/01/2023 15:05
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You could try cleaning your existing coolant reservoir?


BumbleBee back:)
Re: Green barn find resurrection - Discussion [Re: Mags] #1663233
28/01/2023 15:33
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Yeah, I know. But the plastic is faded into this yellowish color, and on previous cars I’ve experienced that they get brittle and crumble when that happens.

Re: Green barn find resurrection - Discussion [Re: Mags] #1663238
28/01/2023 18:04
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Originally Posted by Mags
Yeah, I know. But the plastic is faded into this yellowish color, and on previous cars I’ve experienced that they get brittle and crumble when that happens.


Ok, understood....bleach soaking not going to work do you think?


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Re: Green barn find resurrection - Discussion [Re: Mags] #1663239
28/01/2023 18:34
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Bleach soaking? Tell me more! How?

Re: Green barn find resurrection - Discussion [Re: Mags] #1663242
28/01/2023 20:43
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Hydrogen peroxide is possibly the answer. If you take a look on YouTube you should find a few videos of people restoring older electronics by soaking the plastic in a solution

Re: Green barn find resurrection - Discussion [Re: Mags] #1663247
29/01/2023 10:58
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It could be caused by iron staining - too infrequent coolant changes/flushes. I have used Oxalic acid in solution in the past, you don't need much say 1/2 teaspoon in 500ml water and it just disappears the staining. Its cheap and will not damage the plastic in anyway, its worth a try.


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Re: Green barn find resurrection - Discussion [Re: Mags] #1663262
30/01/2023 12:04
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Re: Green barn find resurrection - Discussion [Re: ePiFaNT] #1663268
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Exactly laugh

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Re: Green barn find resurrection - Discussion [Re: Mags] #1663270
30/01/2023 21:22
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Best buy a new one laugh


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Re: Green barn find resurrection - Discussion [Re: Mags] #1663273
31/01/2023 12:08
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Yeah, but where?

Re: Green barn find resurrection - Discussion [Re: Mags] #1663278
31/01/2023 14:48
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No idea, its not the path I would take


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Re: Green barn find resurrection - Discussion [Re: Mags] #1663279
31/01/2023 14:54
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Originally Posted by Mags
Bleach soaking? Tell me more! How?


Looking forward to the pics smile


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