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Old 04-11-2013, 12:30 AM
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I am a new user. I know this probably has been brought up before, I looked at similar posts but nothing that answers my problem. I purchased a 74 Nova but the engine is a 77 305, not sure why the previous owner picked that engine. It originally had a 160 thermostat and had no problems, I decided to go with a 195 and I tested it before intalling it and it opened fine, now the engine will only heat up to 170 and I also checked to see if the radiator was flowing just in case the temp guage was not reading correctly and it appears to be fine. I have never come across this problem before, any help would greatly be appreciated.

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I am a new user. I know this probably has been brought up before, I looked at similar posts but nothing that answers my problem. I purchased a 74 Nova but the engine is a 77 305, not sure why the previous owner picked that engine. It originally had a 160 thermostat and had no problems, I decided to go with a 195 and I tested it before intalling it and it opened fine, now the engine will only heat up to 170 and I also checked to see if the radiator was flowing just in case the temp guage was not reading correctly and it appears to be fine. I have never come across this problem before, any help would greatly be appreciated.
Ayuh,... Welcome Aboard,.... Is it gettin' to 170 runnin' down the road, or runnin' in the driveway,..??
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and where is your temp sender located?
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It gets to 170 in the driveway and just shy of 180 on the road. The temp sender was tried on the block and the manifold but the temp was only a couple of degrees different, it is currently in the intake.
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