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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Jun 4th, 07, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
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Routing heater hoses and sensors for best cooling

I need some advice on my 406 sbc installation. I have a new Alumitech rad with 16" Spal fan and sensor in addition to the temp sender for the temp gauge. It has a Edelbrock Victor water pump with an outlet in the top as well as the inlet below. I have the 3/4" hose from the heater running to the inlet on the waterpump and the return hose from the top outlet of the waterpump to the heater. The temp sender for the gauge is in the passenger fromt side of the intake manifold and sensor for the fan in the aluminum head. Does this sound ok? it seems to be running quite warm. Thanks
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Re: Routing heater hoses and sensors for best cooling

I would move the fan sensor from the engine to the rad core next to the outlet hose. If fan sensor is screw-in, as in pipe threads, I'd install it by the thermostat housing on the manifold and move the gauge temp sending unit to the cylinder head.

Pump outlet on top is heater supply, 5/8 inch ID hose, heater return is 3/4 inch ID and goes to the pass side of pump, just above the rad hose inlet.

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