I'd have to agree and disagree. I agree that a high stall converter
increases heat to the transmission but it also reduce the heat transfer to
I recommend the high stall converter for all the HP Engines I build for
the light weight Street Rods I work on due to the vehicles tendency to lurch
forward at stop signals and this lurching is a load on the engine that
creates engine heat!
If I'm building a ground up rod for someone I recommend a 4-core
radiator with electric and mechanical fan if room permits, separate location
for Transmission cooler and Evaporator.
I had a nasty time dealing with the temperature problem when I first
installed a V-8 in my 50 Chevrolet Truck years ago but following the above
principles had no difficulty with my blower motor with A/C.
----- Original Message -----
To: joe <email@example.com>
Cc: Andy Johns <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2000 7:25 PM
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Radiator
> the hi stall converter will increase heat, not reduce it. a lockup
> will make a difference in cooloing not to mention a little milage.
> joe wrote:
> > I've driven my 1950 since I was 16 yrs. old and started out with a 283
> > block with 350 transmission and 69 chevelle rearend. I did increase the
> > engine size to 350 and then the fun of dealing with the heating problems
> > started. I hadn't added the A/C yet to try it with the stock recored
> > radiator. Here's what I had to do to make the 350 work with the stock
> > radiator:
> > a) move Tranny cooler from in front of radiator to below "reduced heat
> > radiator"
> > b) High stall converter B&M 2400 "to reduce pulling feel and load on
> > at stops"
> > c) Had mechanical but added electric fan in front of radiator PUSHER
> > to aid air flow in traffic
> > d) HEI Distributor "hotter spark" help running and lower idle
> > e) Dual exhaust with flow masters to reduce back pressure and engine run
> > better.
> > I'd have to say that adding and A/C condenser in front of the radiator
> > going to force you to upgrade to a 4-core radiator. I ended up going to
> > 4 - core triple flow radiator.
> > Joe
> > http://chevy1.freeservers.com/
> > http://50chevy.freeservers.com/
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Andy Johns <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > To: oletrucks <email@example.com>
> > Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2000 7:09 AM
> > Subject: [oletrucks] Radiator
> > > Hey All,
> > > As always it's great to hear news about everybody projects and find
> > new
> > > stuff about mine. Has anybody out there ever used the original
> > > with a V8 and air-conditioner swap? I think I've read that it's
> > by
> > > only changing the hoses. Some one on the list has done just about
> > > everything so I'd appreciate it if you could share your knowledge.
> > > in advance.
> > > Andy Johns
> > > 1951 3100
> > >
> > > oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and
> > >
> > oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
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