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chevy_20
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 109
posted May 15, 2005 07:27 PM  
I run a 360 sprint with a carburetor. I'm having problems with it overheating. I've tried everything, changed waterpump, radiator, lines, went up on jets, changed cam, even the gauge. Basically everything I can think of, but it still runs 240 in a 30 lap feature. What could be causing my problem? Thanks

dirtracer14
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1261
posted May 15, 2005 07:51 PM  
Do you run a kse fuel pump off the crank and do you have a crank driven water pump or belt drive?

chevy_20
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 109
posted May 15, 2005 09:27 PM  
I have a edelbrock belt drive water pump and belt drive fuel pump.

dirtracer14
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1261
posted May 15, 2005 09:35 PM  
They are on the front correct.....with the cog belts? If so i had problems with the 50% reduction that those type have once i sped the water pump up it helped....not saying that what your problem is but somthing to check....

jpotter94
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 94
posted May 16, 2005 03:26 PM  
jack the right front up and start it,make sure it is full of water.if your running the plastic fan throw it away and get the steel 7 blade race fan,on a chevy you have to run a fan shroud.if none of this fixes it and you have done everything you have said i would check the heads,they could be cracked or warped,also why the heads are off check the block out as well..also put a quart of alcohol in the radiator,we have done this and works great,better then water wetter

trasrat89
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 46
posted May 17, 2005 05:03 AM  
If none of the above works, buy numerous quarts of alcohol, invite some friends over & just bench race. It's cheaper & alot less stressfull. LOL.

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