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Mikes
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Post Number: 106
Registered: 7-2009


Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 6:50 pm   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
Looking for a 5 blade or flex blade for a 273 engine. Or a shroud. Trying to find out why motor is running hot
64_barracuda
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Post Number: 114
Registered: 1-2006


Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 6:48 pm   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
The engine shroud only came on A/C cars, it will be hard to find. I am sure you already tried the thermostat. Is the coolant flowing when you feel the hoses? Any cool spots on the radiator?
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64ragtop
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Post Number: 461
Registered: 1-2006


Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 9:32 pm   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
Fan shroud?? I saw a picture of one quite a while ago and that's as close as I've been able to get to one!
Seriously, a shroud for another A body with a V8 might work (might need some modification).

Is your car overheating in traffic, or out on the hiway? A shroud can really help at low speeds, not so much at higher speeds.
A properly installed radiator support to hood seal can help at higher speeds.
That forces the air from the grille through the radiator, not having one lets that air over the top of the radiator rather than through it.

BC
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Ibeenlookin
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Post Number: 21
Registered: 8-2011
Monday, September 16, 2013 - 5:20 pm   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
I have an original 66 a/c blade $50 it interested I could bring it to fall Carlisle I just sold my spare 66 3 core rad !!! I also have a 68 3 core 340 rad $250 !!
Mikes
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Post Number: 107
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 2:42 pm   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
The car over heats in with in a mile from house. E nine was rebuilt all new parts. We even changed out new parts with other new parts. Even had radiator checked the second time. Changed out the gauge twice. I have a 4 blade fan on it now. I had theromstat out and it still run hot. I drove the car about 100 miles after engine rebuilt ran great.
65valiant
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 3:37 pm   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
It's a myth that removing the thermostat completely makes an engine run cooler. In fact, it adds to the overheating problem in that the coolant isn't kept in the rad long enough to allow it to cool properly before being sent back into the engine. The thermostat is actually a restrictor of sorts in the cooling system to allow the coolant to remain in the rad to actually cool enough.
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Pistolgrip
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 4:13 pm   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
You can buy a 'generic' chrome shroud in varying widths for $20something at any speed shop. You position it around the fan & it attaches through the radiator with those plastic zip-tie thingys. They look nice & do the job. Whether it will solve your problem remains to be seen, but it is a cheap/simple alternative worth exploring.
64ragtop
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Post Number: 464
Registered: 1-2006


Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 2:26 pm   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
More fan blades surely wouldn't hurt. I don't like flex blades because I've heard that they come apart sometimes, and the wreckage can hurt you.

Is coolant actually moving through the system? Start it cold with radiator cap off and when the t'stat opens you should see coolant moving past the filler neck. If not, check water pump, radiator hoses, Might have some trash blocking coolant passages. Sounds like somehow the coolant isn't circulating.

BC
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C_onvx4
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Post Number: 10
Registered: 8-2013


Monday, July 06, 2015 - 4:18 pm   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
You might have too much timing.

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