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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 11, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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Is this normal

Ok, I just recently put new aftermarket gauges in my 67 since I didn't have any gauges originally. I have never had any problem with the car running hot . I drove it yesterday and it was as normal reading 190* . I stopped to get gas and them stopped again later for just a few minutes. After both times I noticed when I started the car back up the temp gauge was reading a little over 190* , but would go back down after I started driving. I'm just wondering if this is normal or is it something to be concerned about. Car has 327 with turbo 350. It has a new aluminum radiator. Thanks guys
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Heat soak does happen and is normal. No air flow, no replacement for the heat saturated air.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 11, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Everett. Thats what I was hoping to hear.
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Re: Is this normal

Being you did not have gauges before? Its hard to say what was going on then, Now you know. Use this for a baseline operating temp but I feel with an alminum radiator it should run cooler.
I took mine out yesterday in a balmy 90 day and it struggled to get to 180, where before it ran 190 with the stock 23" 4 row . Now has a Entropy aluminum wide tube.

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Re: Is this normal

Like everett says...heat soak
you will also notice after highway driving then stop at the end of the off ramp and idle...water flow is stuff all thru the radiator and the gauge climbs..and can quite a bit to...take rpms up to 1200 ..thats all it needs, and within secs the temp drops as the cold radiator water gets thru.

take the cap off the radiator (carefully) and watch the water at idle....hardly anything....then take the rpms up....quite dramatic.

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