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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-16-2017, 07:58 AM Thread Starter
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Coolant expansion tank RHD GTV 2000

I have new coolant /radiator expansion tank and straps for RHD GTV 2000 but cannot see how and where the straps fit to engine bay? Is there something that goes behind the straps to which they attach too?

Also another question how is the wiper motor wiring routed through the bulk head?

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Don't know the answer to this and may be a dumb question but are you sure your car came with an expansion tank. If nothing else a free bump.
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My RHD (originally South African) 75 GT Junior doesn't have an expansion tank - just a radiator cap and overflow pipe. I recall a thread on engine bay photos, perhaps looking through those could be helphul
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I'm not 100% sure I lost some pics/memory card failure however i do have an old tank. Got new one from classic alfa its exactly the same.
Attempted many google searches and it appears it should live in front right corner behind headlights however no idea where the straps strap onto.
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The expansion tank on a RHD GTV 2000 sits on the right hand inner guard just ahead of the air cleaner. They are also fitted with a unique air cleaner, without a intake duct. Reason for all this was that the unique combination of twin boosters, expansion tank, and carbs.
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No idea how this would help but... red, my 75 GTV seems to have one... 75 GT Junior doesn't...

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Mine is a 1969 1750 GTV, but importantly it is RHD, with luck the pictures will show the brackets on the inner guard. My expansion tank is normally out at present, but I've dummied it into position in the first photo, the second photo shows the brackets spot welded to the inner guard, the clamps hook onto the brackets. Does that help at all?
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Mine is a 1969 1750 GTV, but importantly it is RHD, with luck the pictures will show the brackets on the inner guard. My expansion tank is normally out at present, but I've dummied it into position in the first photo, the second photo shows the brackets spot welded to the inner guard, the clamps hook onto the brackets. Does that help at all?
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That set up should use the shorter straps that all the Bosch injected spiders used.

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Mine is a 1969 1750 GTV, but importantly it is RHD, with luck the pictures will show the brackets on the inner guard. My expansion tank is normally out at present, but I've dummied it into position in the first photo, the second photo shows the brackets spot welded to the inner guard, the clamps hook onto the brackets. Does that help at all?
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thank you Ian perfect pictures! Mine has one bracket missing that's what was throwing me off how/where the straps went.

I suppose reading so far some came with and without an expansion tank is there a particular reason to use one? (i rather not weld another bracket into a freshly painted engine bay)
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Late here, but similar question. My RHD '75 Junior has the brackets for an expansion tank but no tank-just a pipe leading down under car. I've not had any problems with water loss or overheating, should I put one back in place do you think?
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Mine was missing too. Over the weekend, I fitted one that I got from Classic Alfa. As mentioned on the Classic Alfa website, the supplied straps have to be shortened and re-bent to fit a RHD car. The cap is sold separately
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Mine was missing too. Over the weekend, I fitted one that I got from Classic Alfa. As mentioned on the Classic Alfa website, the supplied straps have to be shortened and re-bent to fit a RHD car. The cap is sold separately
Malcolm, I've just been looking at that exact one. Was it straight forward to fit? Just the one pipe to connect?
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Malcolm, I've just been looking at that exact one. Was it straight forward to fit? Just the one pipe to connect?
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Yes, very straightforward. Just one pipe that goes from the top of the radiator in to the bottom of the expansion tank. You might even be able to use the one you already have that currently dumps on the floor. Top up the coolant to the top of the radiator and fill the expansion tank to the max.
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