I know this is a dumb question, But what is your Timing set at? I had
problems when timing was off.
Strange but Puddles doesn't over heat at all, and you know how much
engine work is in her. Only difference I can see is I'm running a water
pump plastic fan. It's out of a 71 Midget.
If it is still happening, they make a core for radiators that is a
higher efficiency. It has more baffles or some thing. We use them on
MGA's as they are notorious for over heating. Maybe this would help.
Glen Byrns wrote:
> I've decided to put in a blanking sleeve to improve cooling, but will
> probably put the thermostat back this fall. Is it really necessary to block
> off the bypass port/hose when installing a blanking sleeve?
> On days at or near 100F, the set-up I'm running now threatens to overheat
> after about 15 minutes of driving. Crossflow rad, no fan on WP, pusher elec
> thermo fan on front of radiator, thermostatically controlled oil cooler.
> Heater on, air flap closed. Water + water-wetter +~10% coolant to lube the
> WP. 30 deg. max timing advance, carb carefully tuned, not too lean. On
> days of 85 degrees or less, I can drive forever with no problem.
> I am getting the feeling that the heat that builds up under the bonnet is
> not finding a way out. Maybe the 5-speed fills up the tunnel a bit more,
> closing off some of the only escape for the hot air? Any other heat
> reduction tricks out there? I'll happily try most anything that involves
> the destructive use of cats.
> Glen Byrns
> '59 bugeye