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We have the thermostatic fan we got at Pine Mountain. It's actually the biggest single fan that will fit and he put it on a switch so we can control it.
No shroud because the original one was for a v-6 and is much too deep. It cools fast, once running. He thinks he needs to put a smaller pulley on the new water pump so it will spin faster and add another belt to the whole assembly.
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Thanks Randy. She is still a bit slow. Rear end has the original small gears and it's only a 3 speed transmission. Both will be replaced once I break them.
Also have to get a smaller pulley for the water pump, she managed to puke all over the shop when we got back. Temps are fine when moving, but she runs hot when idling, even with the fan on, so I'm guessing the water pump isn't spinning fast enough.

And the other car was already moving, I started video when we turned onto the road and we caught it.
Just messing with you Dana!


And I agree with Andy,a belt driven fan and a shroud will fix you up.
And maybe adjust the timing.
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Thanks Randy. He needs to adjust the timing now that the exhaust is on and we will take a closer look at the fan and maybe getting it a shroud. That fan pulls a lot of air and cools it quick as long as it's not idling.
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Idle it up and let it go then!
Or shut it down everytime you stop.
Remember,its winter in south fl.
it will be hot soon.
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Ugh....don't remind me about the impending heat. Trying my best to leave here before that time.

We still have work to do on her. Was just glad to see her run again. It's the first time she has put her feet on the ground since 1987. Was driving to work this morning and my faithful Toyota Rav died on me at a stop sign. Just what you want at 0418 hours. I pushed her off the road and took another vehicle to work. Guess she was jealous of the Camaro getting all the attention. We actually need this car so the Camaro will take a backseat until we get the Yota back on the road. And no, he hasn't even touched the generator on the bus...yet. Dang all this work getting in the way.
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So how hot is too hot when you're idling? I've seen this play out about 500 times. Trash the electric fan and go to an OEM setup with a proper shroud, fan, and clutch. If you're doing some kind of racing you can spend cubic pesos on high powered electric fan setups if you desire. I don't know what fan you got, but it's not enough.
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Dont speed up the water flow. It will only hurt your efforts to cool. That water has to absorb the heat from the engine then move to the radiator, stop/slow down and be cooled by the fan. Ensure the thermostat is good and like Randy posted, set the timing.
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Even factory electric fans on new cars have a shroud.
air flow is funny stuff.
I bet if you check the air flow around the ends of the fan you will find the air is coming through the fan and then back out to the front of the rad around the fan.
In other words you are sucking hot air out of the engine bay and back out front of the rad and right back through the rad.
all hot air!
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Check ignition timing as well, if base timed with vacuum advance connected you will be too far retarded which will cause overheating. May also have been a burp...
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So how hot is too hot when you're idling? I've seen this play out about 500 times. Trash the electric fan and go to an OEM setup with a proper shroud, fan, and clutch. If you're doing some kind of racing you can spend cubic pesos on high powered electric fan setups if you desire. I don't know what fan you got, but it's not enough.
About 240, then she pukes all over the place. I don't have the overflow bottle in place because he took that space up with extra grounds and shut off switches. Gotta find room to put it back in. He found a pulley in a box of parts and now thinks it might be too big and not turning the regular water pump fast enough. I might also get a highflow water pump.
I just wish I knew if it was the power steering pump or gear that failed.
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