I guess I am lucky as well. My temp guage never went above 180. I could
let that engine idle all day long without the truck over heating. That was
with a stock 235 in a 55 first series. Now I have a 450 HP 350 in it, we'll
see if it will still run cold, I doubt it...
>To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
>Subject: [oletrucks] Re:
>Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2000 11:31:48 EST
>In a message dated 3/28/00 8:21:26 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> > I read something here awhile back getting the 235 engine to run cooler.
> > Mine tends to run a little hot in the summer, and I'd like to cool it
> > What is, and where can I get a shroud that I have heard mentioned, and
> > might I get a fan with more than 4 blades? Would this make a notable
> > difference in engine temperature?
> > Thanks-
> > Smokey Culver
> > '50 3600 5-window (mine) & '56 3600 (hers)
> Hi Smokey,
> Shrouds have to help, no doubt about it, but my 235 in my '59 I run a
>Tstat and no shroud, stock radiator and fan. My temps have never gotten
>about 170-180 (judging by my best "guesstimate" from the stock gauge) when
>loaded and pulling hills in 100+degree heat.
> Now I might just be the "lucky one" of the group, not sure.
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