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Windsheild Washer and Radiator reservoirs

Can I move both of these to the bed and they will function just like they do in the engine compartment?

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Will the Windshield washer pump push the fluid that far?

Will the radiator reservoir draw and add coolant from the tank that far away?
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I'd imagine the washer pump would, and as long as the line to the radiator doesn't have air in it...it 'should' function fine. But you could do without the coolant reservoir. It just may puke a little coolant if it gets really hot, or if you work on the system.
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I'd imagine the washer pump would, and as long as the line to the radiator doesn't have air in it...it 'should' function fine. But you could do without the coolant reservoir. It just may puke a little coolant if it gets really hot, or if you work on the system.
ya you could do like older cars did and just have a run off hose all our Model A just have that lol
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ya you could do like older cars did and just have a run off hose all our Model A just have that lol
Yup, my barracuda was like that when I got it. Went to an alum radiator and am using a small Moroso tank that is rigged for recovery (like stock) rather than just an overflow...never a problemo. No need for that huge 'reservoir' on our trucks imo

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Windshiled res - Keep the piping as short and an straight as you can.

Coolant res - As long as it's not a "degas" bottle I'd just add a small bottle next to the rad. Degas bottles remove air from the coolant system and usualy "T" into the lower or upper rad hoses. Placement of those need to be above everything else in the system.

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thanks Zach. I might be able to fit that in the engine compartment and forget the back. have to measure tonight.
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