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06-05-21 05:07 PM - Post#2821186    

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My 65 Bel Air has a 305 engine out of a 86 monte carlo. The engine temp is running at 185 on a hot day under 55 mph. When I speed up it will go to 195 deg. My rpm is around 2000 at 55 with the powerglide transmission. I let it idle and it went up to 210 deg. I put a large fan in front of the car and it stopped heating up but did not cool it down any. I have replaced the radiator core with a new 3 row core, replaced the thermostat and flushed the cooling system. I have replaced the temperature gauge from an electric to a tube type gauge. My sender in in the side of the left head not in the intake manifold. I do not have a shroud on the radiator. My fan is 15" has 6 blades and sits 1" from the radiator. I am thinking of replacing the water pump. I see they make a high flow pump. would it be advisable to install a high flow pump and a 160 deg thermostat? The only pictures of a car like mine with a small block engine with a shroud has a smaller spacer between the radiator and the core support. I have attached a couple of pictures of my car. Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

Edited by RATHD on 06-05-21 05:13 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.
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