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Author Topic:   A couple of questions......
posted February 15, 2004 06:44 PM
This gas or alcohol?If it's alcohol you may be too rich,you may also need a t-stat for the cold weather.

posted February 15, 2004 07:59 PM
I've got a 350, .030" over with flat tops, .540" lift, 487 heads, stock rods and crank, and it used to take forever to warm up if it was just idling, but it kept the temp at about 180 on the track. I ended up going to a larger water pump pulley to slow it down, but then I was pushing 230, so I went back to the old pulley, and just let it take it's time warming up.

posted February 16, 2004 03:31 PM
third on the t-stat, to keep it running are you using a bypass valve if not that's the deal.

posted February 17, 2004 08:41 PM
Go with a thermostat. Our mod engines on alcohol will never run over 120 sitting in the garage without one. We even race with one.


posted February 18, 2004 11:18 AM
The lack of a Tstat is probably your problem. I run one to help the motor get up to operating temperature and have never had trouble.

It seems to me (especially with a motor like you described) that if you have an overheating problem, it won't be because you have a real Tstat in the motor. Throw a Tstat in there, I'll bet dollars to donuts it fix the over cooling. If you have overheating trouble later in the summer, the Tstat won't be the problem.

posted February 18, 2004 02:15 PM
Thanks all the t-stat did the trick.

Any suggestions on keeping the thing from dying while sitting still in gear with a bushore powerglide?

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