Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Austin, TX, USA
I know third gens are notorious for running hot. I believe it is due to the design of the front end. Air flow through the radiator isn't very efficient and has a tendancy to recirculate. I suspect later models have similar issues. A friend of mine has battled over-heating for years. He installed an aluminum radiator which helped a lot. But still, idling in rush hour traffic and the A/C must be shut off to prevent and over-heat.
68 Coupe, 350 w/ Edelbrock Performer RPM heads, cam, intake, 700R4, Dave's small body HEI