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Show me your V8..
« on: Dec 08, 2003, 10:11:56 AM »
I have been tickled with my 5.0 but occasionally I get water flow problems with the radiator in the back and temp skyrockets (like this morning). Thinking of putting it back up front but that means chopping the entire front clip out to fit it, anyone here got a 5.0??
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Re:Show me your V8..
« Reply #1 on: Dec 08, 2003, 12:43:45 PM »
Is the pump just not flowing enough volume? Might try a high volume/flow pump. Another option is the Mezier electrics, expensive but they work sweet. My buddy has one on his '67 DD camaro and he hasn't had any problems with it. Also free up a couple more ponies out of the motor
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Re:Show me your V8..
« Reply #2 on: Dec 08, 2003, 12:52:09 PM »
well at times it simply doesn't flow. I dunno why, gonna drain and flush tonight - maybe it is plugged? I mean when the engine is 260 the radiator is.. cold!
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Re:Show me your V8..
« Reply #3 on: Dec 08, 2003, 10:13:14 PM »
Hey brandon, do you think a over/under drive pully would help?
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Re:Show me your V8..
« Reply #4 on: Dec 08, 2003, 10:46:12 PM »
sound like an air lock to me I had the same problem w/ my rear rad. setup.  to fill I have a very steep and short hill on the edge of my lawn and I have to pull the upper hose off to get the air out. kinda complicated but its functional.
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Re:Show me your V8..
« Reply #5 on: Dec 09, 2003, 02:28:57 AM »
air lock or t-stat..I can agree to that,,I used to just fill mine through the t-stat haousing and then the rad.Still took a little while for it to bleed..
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Re:Show me your V8..
« Reply #6 on: Dec 09, 2003, 09:31:47 AM »
thing is it just does it at times, then I gotta drain the fluid and refill. Been driving for the past 1,000 miles atleast with no problem. If I keep the rad in the back I need to look into an auxillary in - line pump like the monster trucks use..

Currently there is NO tstat so that isn']t it..
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Re:Show me your V8..
« Reply #7 on: Dec 09, 2003, 05:52:51 PM »
Im not sure what the gpm of a 302 is I would think it would be about the same as a 350, I used to use a short style wp but when I switched to the long style to install my york on board compressor it was running way to hot. ok for short trips but if I drove it more than about 10 miles at a stretch it would get hotter and hotter. bad deal!  now that I swapped to a smaller pulley the prob is nonexistent.  so maybe you should try that its cheap to try.  
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