New gizmo for old problem. (Cool-View)

Heating / Cooling / AC

  1. seabee

    seabee FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    1970Duster Well-Known Member

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    That is pretty cool! What I'd really like to see is clear heating and Rad hoses, a really quick way to check your fluid.
     
  3. seabee

    seabee FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    That would be a great idea too! I'm sure the technology is already in place.
     
  4. krazykuda

    krazykuda Well-Known Member FABO Gold Member How-To Section Editor

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    Put a goldfish in there...
     
  5. mullinax95

    mullinax95 Well-Known Member

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    I like it but they have you by the go nads if you want it with the indexing.

    If you just buy standard with no thermostat you get no indexing on the glass. If you cough up another $30 then you get the indexing and company name on the glass plus the thermostat. I would really want the one with the indexing and company logo. They trying to force you in buying the one with indexing in order to get that additional $30.
     
  6. RustyRatRod

    RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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    The PETA enforcers are on their way to your door. lol
     
  7. rumblefish360

    rumblefish360 I have escaped the evil Empire State! FABO Gold Member

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    Ba ha ha ha h, that's great. Plastic of course, or maybe even a skeleton of a fish.... or a Nitro Fish .... :happy1:
     
  8. jefflock

    jefflock 69 Dart 408 10.08 best pass so far

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    $140 is what they are priced at. Neat but I'll do without.
     
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    I wanted one until I saw the price:(
     
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    roadrunnerh Well-Known Member

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    I actually agree with you on something! :cheers:
     
  11. seabee

    seabee FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    If they offered a non-polished billet one for under $50 I'de buy one but $130 is too steep for my crappy engine bay.
     
  12. 1970Duster

    1970Duster Well-Known Member

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    Can you post a link to the site so I can get one
     
  13. Burntorange70

    Burntorange70 Well-Known Member

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    He did in the first post.
     
  14. shanker

    shanker Well-Known Member

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    same here...I'd rather have one that I can paint to match the engine color
     
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    1970Duster Well-Known Member

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    Oops I see it, blew right past it between the picture and his sig.
     
  16. seabee

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    Let me know what you think about it. It's the kind of thing I brush off as an expensive luxury then 6 beers and credit card has it mysteriously appear on my porch.
     
  17. bremereric

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    I got a real one Made for a Mopar thermostat. One off so far for testing purposes. I was told by someone to put a gold or beta fish in mine. :prayer: PS mine was free.

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    I like the look but I think it just a leak waiting to happen. Anyone able to keep a chrome neck from leaking? Every one I've seen or owned eventually leaked.
     
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    cannucky The Guy With No Birthday

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    If I can't run a glass/plastic filter at the track I doubt I can get away with these , I would love a set of clear hose I'd tack weld a bit of wire to either end of a chrome fender fish and point them against the direction of flow suspended mid hose , would really be a neat looking way to keep an I on coolant flow.
     
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    It's polished aluminum not chrome. I will make sure to come back with a video of it in action. The top piece is a billet aluminum one that I picked up from Mancini.
     
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    Nifty gadget, but I really don't see the point -- especially not for that kind of money. I may be cursing myself and jinxing my cars by saying this, but I just don't have much of any trouble with thermostats.
     
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    So what happened? Is anyone using this cool-view?
     
  23. pishta

    pishta I know I'm right....

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    clear hose? Do it! Piece of clear pipe on a few silicone 90's google killerglass
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    As a racer.. these all look like accidents waiting to happen. Nice for a trailer queen....but I do like the 'fish' idea LOL
     
  25. AJ/FormS

    AJ/FormS 68 B'cuda fb, Form S clone ... 367/A833/3.55s FABO Gold Member

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    Here's the same one for Zero $;
    Cold hose = closed stat,
    hot hose = open stat

    So for a diagnostic tool, I give it 1 star
    For Cool factor I rate it 8, and if it never leaks, maaaaybe 9!
    For pricing it gets a big fat ZERO
     
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