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I just don't know if the water will circulate properly with the radiator being higher than the engine.
There won't be a problem at all. The bottom of my radiator top tank is roughly 14" above the cylinder head. The laws of thermodynamics are your friend, and your coolant pump will always have a flooded suction. You would have issues if the radiator was much lower than the engine.
 
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Thanks Bob, now I can move on and worry about something else.


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Wish I could work on mine. Stupid small garage.
 
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Wish I could work on mine. Stupid small garage.
Feel lucky that you don't have a cement mixer.
 
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Plenty of room out here, 50 x 100' pole barn, heated, epoxy floor, hoist. I'll put you up and feed you too!
On second thought, that mixer might not clear the joists!
 
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On second thought, that mixer might not clear the joists!
On second thought, you could be right. According to the tape measure I have three inches clearance. The doors are 10' X 10'. Hope to have it inside soon. Might have to remove the funnel.


 
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I'm not sure I would try it even with the funnel removed. How much does it weigh? very cool truck!!!
 
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I'm not sure I would try it even with the funnel removed. How much does it weigh? very cool truck!!!
Thanks. I'll speculate it will weigh about six tons once all of the cured concrete is chipped out of the barrel. Thinking it should be ok weight wise since I've already had the dozer inside, and the slab sits on caliche.
 
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I used to work for my brother's concrete business. But I never heard of caliche. What is that?
 
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I used to work for my brother's concrete business. But I never heard of caliche. What is that?
The colloquialism is hard pan. I think it must run at least about 8' deep. Another term is "concrete made from dirt". Had to use tiger teeth on the excavator bucket. You can see the brown clay soil line to the left, the grey colored stuff below that is caliche.
 
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OK, so it is a Washington term not used here in PA. Thanks!
 
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OK, so it is a Washington term not used here in PA. Thanks!
Nope, it's the widely used technical term for that crap that's found almost everywhere. Most excavating contractors will have a "caliche clause" in their bids.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caliche
 
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I think I would go around corners very slowly with that mixer. Heavy!!!!
 
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I think I would go around corners very slowly with that mixer. Heavy!!!!
I think that estimate is on the heavy side, but your advice is well taken. It's not quite road ready yet. Doubt if it will see 50 mph on a good day anyway, hahaha.
 

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