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Old 07/31/2011, 07:24 AM   #16

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Neil this is the 2 new rad i installed the first one did the same thing the car overheated we are going to flush out the eng and heads and put in bucket tp see if any thing comes out we are going from top and thru the bottom will let you know what happens keep shooting ideas across thanks Tom
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Old 07/31/2011, 03:40 PM   #17
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DO NOT pull the heads yet.

Verify that the themostat is working properly by putting it in a pan of water on the stove and use a candy thermometer and watch it open. Does it open when it should? A 180 termo should open right around 180 and be fully open within around 5 degrees of 180. Say 185.

I still think you have a new motor that is mis-timed and does not have enough advance. The more an engine is retarded in timing the more heat it develops at idle. Do you have the dual diaphram distributor?

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Old 08/01/2011, 05:18 AM   #18

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Rob thermostat is 160 timming set at 12 have the single dist rad is clean
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Old 06/24/2013, 10:12 AM   #19

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does any body have a extra dist for a 289 hp I think it is a 2100 ? or I need a vacuum breaker plate let me know if someone would want to sell or to get a new vacuum breaker plate thanks Tom Wisconsin
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