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Re: [oletrucks] Radiator

To: joe <chevy1@jps.net>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Radiator
From: ADvent@thuntek.net
Date: Fri, 07 Apr 2000 09:17:30 -0600
How does this heat transfer lessen with a hi stall converter? If the converter
slips more, then it will heat the fluid more. The fluid is cooled by the tank on
the radiator, so if the fluid needs extra cooling, then there is less cooling
abilities to cool the coolant. An auxiliary trans cooler is not enough to bypass
the trans cooler in the radiator. I once thought about trying an aux. trans
cooler with a blower motor. I never did try that. Besides cooler tranny last
longer.  For every 10 the fluid is cooled, may extend the trans.'s life by 50%,
especially important for OD automatics.  I see why you would use a hi stall
converter if the cam has an aggressive grind to it. I'm a country boy and build
motors for economy and work, lots of torque down low.

joe wrote:

> 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
> the radiator.
>     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.
>
> Joe
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <ADvent@thuntek.net>
> To: joe <chevy1@jps.net>
> Cc: Andy Johns <andy51chevy@mindspring.com>; <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
> Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2000 7:25 PM
> Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Radiator
>
> > the hi stall converter will increase heat, not reduce it. a lockup
> converter
> > 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
> small
> > > 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
> to
> > > radiator"
> > > b) High stall converter B&M 2400 "to reduce pulling feel and load on
> engine
> > > at stops"
> > > c) Had mechanical but added electric fan in front of radiator PUSHER
> STYLE
> > > 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
> is
> > > going to force you to upgrade to a 4-core radiator.  I ended up going to
> a
> > > 4 - core triple flow radiator.
> > >
> > > Joe
> > > http://chevy1.freeservers.com/
> > > http://50chevy.freeservers.com/
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: Andy Johns <andy51chevy@mindspring.com>
> > > To: oletrucks <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
> > > 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
> out
> > > new
> > > > stuff about mine.  Has anybody out there ever used the original
> Radiator
> > > > with a V8 and air-conditioner swap?  I think I've read that it's
> possible
> > > 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.
> Thanks
> > > > in advance.
> > > > Andy Johns
> > > > 1951 3100
> > > >
> > > > oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and
> 1959
> > > >
> > >
> > > oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
> >
> >
>
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