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Old 09-24-2003, 10:16 PM
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56 Chevy BB overheating

I have a 56 Chevy that we replaced a 350 with a BB 454 and it is running a little hot with the original radiator. I am running a 16" 1700 cfm electric fan set at 180 degrees. I have been looking at US radiators Desert Coolers alum. radiators. Does anyone have any experience with theirs products or have any suggestions for another route to go?

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Original radiator? I think you found your problem, I`d say after this many years the radiator is due for replacement. also when you replace your radiator, make sure you use springs in the upper and lower hoses to keep them from collapsing, you could also use a 160 degree thermostat for a little more room cooling wise, also drill 4 real small holes in the outer perimeter of the thermostat, this will help air pockets to escape, it "burps" the cooling system.
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