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[*] posted on 6-2-2004 at 06:00 PM Reply With Quote
Still runnin' hot



Whelp, I am still runnin' about 225-240 degrees without the AC on, it runs around 195 on the freeway but when i hit the surface streets it jumps up there.

I am thinkin maybe try to cut the fan shroud to fit, do a flush, and at this AC shop they have a 35 pitch NON flex fan for better pull.

other than that any ideas for this daily driver will greatly be appreciated.








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[*] posted on 6-3-2004 at 04:35 PM Reply With Quote


The fan shroud will help a bit, I always put mine on for the summer months. I would suggest removing the fender wells, and a set of Jet Hot cooated headers. A bottle of Water Wetter might hold you over until something can be done.



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[*] posted on 8-9-2006 at 03:05 PM Reply With Quote


Rod the Radiator! try an electric pusher fan In front of the condensor, change the thermostat, 160-180 and good luck
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right on,
Yea i sold that car like 1 1/2 yrs ago.

I do have an aluminum rad with an electric pusher fan now.:rock:








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[*] posted on 8-9-2006 at 06:30 PM Reply With Quote


get a 7 blade stock fan with a clutch....lock the thermostat on the clutch so its engaged all the time i have seen stock fans on ebay around $60.00...all i have is a 5 blade with a clutch...190 thermo...and a 3 core radiator and when it was 119 out the car ran 225 hiway and surface streets
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[*] posted on 8-20-2006 at 12:50 PM Reply With Quote


well all i have to say is my monte always runs 190 know matter how i drive it hard or soft on the streets or hiway i have a 160 thermostat and large fan shrod and a fiberglass 18" flex fan problem solved:drive::drive::drive:



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[*] posted on 8-22-2006 at 05:14 AM Reply With Quote
Had the same problem....



I found out about a Ford Taurus 3.8 electric fan swap and am VERY pleased. I have a 64 Chevy II with a 327 and a 4 core radiator. Already put in the 160 degree high flow thermo and it still ran hot. Tried 4 different mechanical fans none of which kept the temp below 200. Purchased the Taurus fan for 60 plus another 20 for wiring and haven't looked back. I never break 200 now and thats even with it idleing in the driveway for 20-30 minutes.

this is my first post so I hope I added some insight.
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Just moved here and my 67 gto gets hot. Wondering if I should put back in my original water pump(mine is leaking after 200 miles on a rebuild), and 160 degree thermostat( high flow) with this 40 below additive? Anyone had luck with this?
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[*] posted on 7-17-2012 at 02:28 PM Reply With Quote


Welcome to the site! I use a 180 degree thermostat in my .060 over 327. It keeps the coolant in the radiator longer. I had good results with the Water Wetter additive myself. It has dropped temps about ten degrees. Best thing to have here in the desert is a huge aluminum radiator. Hottest I see on a hot summer day is 190 sitting at a long traffic light.



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