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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 27th, 08, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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Overheating??

I have 1977 305 in my 67 camaro with a two speed automatic. for some reason it just started to over heat we changed the thermostat, water pump, gaskets, cap and even the raidiator would anyboy know what could be wrong with it the engine is bearly 3 years old and the wasn't run for a long time. Does anybody know what could be wrong with it?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 27th, 08, 10:42 PM
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Re: Overheating??

what is the timing set at? do a search on overheating on this site, you will get alot of information, I know I did

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 28th, 08, 06:45 AM
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I have 1977 305 in my 67 camaro with a two speed automatic. for some reason it just started to over heat we changed the thermostat, water pump, gaskets, cap and even the raidiator would anyboy know what could be wrong with it the engine is bearly 3 years old and the wasn't run for a long time. Does anybody know what could be wrong with it?
Does it over heat while driving or sitting at a red light?

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 28th, 08, 07:24 AM
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Re: Overheating??

If you installed a basic OE 2 core radiator, I would upgrade to a 3 core. Also, when you say wasn't running. was the car sitting up for awhile? Your coolant passages may be partially clogged? Flush it a couple of times if you did not do so when installing new radiator? Also, make sure that are flow through condenser ( if you have AC ) and radiator is not obstructed. Check that heat riser valve is opening to allow exhaust flow and, maybe also check that cat is not clogged ... And, as stated before, make sure that timing is not retarded.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 28th, 08, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Overheating??

i am not sure what the timing is since i took it to a shop to have the engine installed. Had the car checked 2 weeks ago and the shop said it the timing was good but he never sid what the timing was. The car overheats while i'm driving it around town. The car already has a 3 core raidiator it dosen't have A/C. The car was sitting in storage for a while (3 years). But changed everything oil, oil filter, air filter fuel filter and coolent. i just don't get how it is that the car overheats it has a bran new Raidiator and it still overheats. It never did this before storage
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 28th, 08, 10:08 AM
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Re: Overheating??

Does it have a heat riser valve on the passenger side exhaust pipe? If so make sure it moves freely and is open. One stuck shut will cause an engine to run hot and ping under load.

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