Part Number: 106-46002-150-ACPM (NAA P/N - 106-46002)
Part Type: HEADER TANK ASSEM. - TWIN OUTLET COOLANT HEADER
Part Features: New Manufacture, FAA PMA
Aircraft: British Mustang, P-51B, P-51C, P-51D, P-51K
DETAILS: New manufactured FAA PMA header tank. Always have a readily available Header Tank on the shelf to keep your mustang in the air!
This is a critical component that can be described as performing several key functions:
- Serves as the coolant reservoir and expansion chamber
- provides separation of air and vapor from the coolant
- reduces suction head on the pump
- control back pressure in the cylinder bank assembly
Separating air vapor from the coolant is a vital function. The separation of air and vapor is obtained by means of two cylinders through which the coolant liquid passes immediately after entering the tank. Centrifugal action forces the liquid to the central portions through a tube. Header tanks with leaks or damaged internals lose the ability to separate air as well as maintain a back pressure in the cylinder bank assembly and may lead to damage of the cylinder liners and heads.
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P-51 Header Tank drawings are available on AirCorps Library