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10-10-19 05:03 AM - Post#2777537    
    In response to Clarke57

Four row radiators are harder to get air through than two or three row. Had a similar problem years ago with a 4-row Walker in a 29 Ford. Engine (350) would run 180 all day at speed but would climb to 220 when idling. It took me awhile to get used to seeing 220 on the temp gauge but it didn't seem to hurt the engine any and it never boiled over. Even at 230 if it doesn't boil over you are probably okay. Perhaps a fan with more blades would do the trick. Sometimes it helps to seal up places where air can go around the radiator instead of going through it.

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