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Subject: cooling hot tigers
From: ritchie@mcn.org (Armand & Lorie Ritchie)
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 1997 12:44:25 -0700
A friend told me about this " Tech Tip" from the Summit Racing Catalog page
85.  So I thought I would pass it on to you all and see what you think .
Could this possibly help our hot running Tigers?  Regards Armand Ritchie

                                     Little Holes, Cooler Car

   Our tech department handed us a letter from Mark Rael of Santa Fe, New
Mexico.  It seems like-well, we'll let him tell you.
    "After installing and underdrive pulley set on my dodge 440, I started
experiencing a hot engine when I slowed down in traffic.  I tried all the
usual things: more water/less coolant, a flow cooler water pump, and even a
new radiator.  Nothing worked.  I wasn't overheating, but I was running too
hot for comfort.
   I was going to try and electric fan when I called you Tech people, In
the course of the conversation, your Tech guy mentioned drilling a few 1/8"
holes in the flat border area of the thermostat to allow coolant
circulation before the thermostat "officially" opened.  I had an extra
thermostat lying around, so I tried the idea.  Needless to say, It worked.
   Funny that a five-minute modification on a three dollar part was all it
took.  None of the books I have or prople I talked to had a clue about such
a simple thing.  Thanks to that sharp tech, I have a cooler running car."

Armand & Lorie Ritchie

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