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Collant Leak? Where is this coming from? Picture in Thread 1952 Buick Straight 8


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Guest jmillsUT28

Hey guys I have a 1952 Buick Super with the straight 8. It sat in a barn for over 14 years and I just got it running good. Had to install a new radiator, ignition parts and rebuild the carb. But now I am getting a coolant leak on the carburetor side of the engine right under the manifold and the coolant plugs. The leak is not coming from the plugs. I was thinking it could be the head gasket but the head does not go down this far correct?

Any ideas?

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Guest Straight eight

Looks like a cracked block alright. I had a much smaller leak above your leak area, and was able to weld it with a special welding rod made up of the same material as your block. Not everyone has this rod, and many try to use rods made up with metal that should hold. If you decide to fix, rather than replace with another block, I could try to locate the name of the company representative that sold me the welding rod. This type of welding rod is desirable so the weld can expand and contract with the block, at the same rate of expansion. I had the welding done by a professional welding company.

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