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Old 04-02-2004, 01:15 PM
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Thanks, McDeuce -- that's great info.

I just found out the difference between my gauge's temp SENDER and the radiator's temp SENSOR ... and you're right; the sensor is a switch and wouldn't be any use to my gauge.

I'm gonna look into that adjustable thermostat, for sure.

I talked to my mechanic (installed the radiator, etc.) and he said he chose the 190/170 thermostat-switch because of my AC; you don't want the AC consensor getting too hot, he says.

He mentioned that I have a binary something-or-other and if I had a trinary thingy it would turn the fan on when the condensor got hot ... since I don't, he thought it best to run my engine a little cooler.

I said, "Doesn't a 350 sbc run best and most efficient at around 200 degrees?" He said, "No -- the newer computerized engines do, but not your setup."

I need to educate myself further on ALL these points!

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