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[Oletrucks] Overheating 350 in my '58 Apache

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Subject: [Oletrucks] Overheating 350 in my '58 Apache
From: "Smokey Culver" <smokey@railops.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2010 15:21:48 -0500
Hey guys, I have a question about my '58 Apache.  I have a small block 350,
and can never keep the engine cool in the summer.  When the ambient
temperature reaches mid 90s the engine heats up to 220+.  Stopped in traffic
I have to turn the air conditioner off and sometimes run the heater just to
keep it from boiling over.  At night it runs cool.  I have installed an
aluminum radiator and a big electric fan, and don't know what else to do.
One mechanic told me that the shape of the hood keeps the hot air inside the
engine compartment, but I don't buy that.  Anyone else had such a problem?




Smokey Culver

League City, Texas 

1950 3600 5-window Jitterbug

1958 Apache The Chick Truck


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