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Old 03-13-2008, 05:27 PM
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Late 70's Chevy 350 temperature

Can someone tell me the optimal operating temp for a late 70's Chevy 350? I just installed a pair of electric fans and had to move my temp sender by the outlet to the radiator and it is running at a consistent 205 degrees....at what temp should I be concerned it's running too hot?

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I would not be concerned until it STAYED at 230-240. You may be able to adjust the fans too. Some controllers can be set to cycle at different temps.



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At what temp was it running at before?
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It was running on average at 195 with a mechanical fan in a shroud with a pusher fan that was manually turned on when the a/c was on. I switched over to 2 off set 11' in fans as pullers and lost the pusher in front. I figured it would run cooler, but it isn't. I fabricated a mounting plate to hold the fans that I cut panels out of to allow for flow through on the sides of the fans. I'm thinking I will recut them and leave them solid and pull the fans off to about a 1/2" and seal all around the plate to create suction over more area of the radiator...any feedback?
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My 350 runs a steady 205 degrees or so. I'm not worried about it.
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