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Thread: 283 engine overheating

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    Tim Bauer is offline Registered User Visit my Photo Gallery
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    Mar 2004
    Car Year, Make, Model: 1967 chevy nova

    283 engine overheating


    New to the site, new to rebuilding engines. Picked up a nova w/ a 283. engine jumps up to 190, then 200 temps. Pulled the thermostat, replaced electric fan( too small) w/ a flexi. still running hot. Q- what should be the ideal temp? Is an eletric fan set up better? thanks for the help

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    WRENCHD is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
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    north west
    Car Year, Make, Model: 64 DODGE 440

    after the engine gets to about 180 or so ,see if you can see the coolant moving in the radiator,check the rad hoses to see if they are sucked up flat.(has to have spring in the bottom hose) have the rad checked for flow and cleaned if needed. check to see if the fan blade is the right one and not running (backwards) and pushing instead of pulling.check the timming to see if your not to far (advanced)

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