Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Greeley, CO. U.S.A
I am having a crappy time with my engine getting too hot. I have a 67 Camaro with a supercharged 327,(Weiand 4-71), and it runs constantly increasing up in the 200's. I have a brand new Griffin 2-core aluminum radiator with inch and a quarter rows. I thought this would solve the problem stepping up to this from a 2-core steel, iron, or whatever it was. I had a fan shroud, but ate it up when I broke a motor mount racing at Bandimeere. So recently I was running 215 degrees by the time I got to school, yes I drive it to school occasionally, and 230 easy when racing it. I talked to some people and they said running it without the fan shroud will cause your fan to not suck the air through the radiator, getting cool air, but just keep blowing the hot air off the engine back on the engine. I can totally understand this concept. So I went to a junkyard and after hours of looking found a perfect dimension shroud which is so long it reaches over the water pump, I hope this is good. By the way I have a 180 degree thermostat. Well the shroud made no difference at all and it is still hot as ever. I don't know if the blower causes it to run this hot, if the water pump is no good, if I need to put in a 160 thermostat, or if this temperature isn't that bad anyway. Well if anyone can give some advice, or know any tricks, please let me know. I am just a stupid kid. Thanks for any help. Sorry this is soooooo long.