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Old 10-15-2018, 04:30 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever heard of stuffing the top of a rad with hemp rope? I drained the rad today to put antifreeze in. When I looked in through the filler neck I saw something floating. I reached in with needlenose pliers and pulled out some rope. There was lots of it in there. Thanks in advance for any help

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Old 10-15-2018, 07:32 PM   #2
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Curious, 'bout the only reason to think of is the previous owner got fed up with a rattling busted loose soldered baffle, and poked the rope down to tamp out the noise!
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Old 10-15-2018, 07:38 PM   #3
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After cleaning out the rad and refilling it there is no sign of any issues with it. I wasn't sure if this was an old trick to raise the water temp by slowing down flow through the rad.
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Old 10-17-2018, 09:52 PM   #4
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Rope smugglers.
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Old 10-17-2018, 09:53 PM   #5
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Hemp rope after Harry Anslinger!
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Old 10-19-2018, 08:16 AM   #6
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As of this week we no longer have to hide hemp up here anymore. 👀
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Old 10-19-2018, 03:07 PM   #7
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I'm never disappointed when I read about the T's --really liten my life.
(rope in the rad??)
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Old 10-19-2018, 05:49 PM   #8
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Not sure I would smoke it soaked in anti freeze.
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Old 10-19-2018, 08:36 PM   #9
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Itís all good, it was plain water in the rad lol.
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