Installed a AutoMeter temp gauge (sender in intake manifold) and now see what temp, according to gauge, motor runs. Dash light "works" but IDK what temp the motor was actually running at
I was able to get it up to about 140ish after a 10 min warm up and then a 10 min drive on Fwy.
Car runs fine. 180 T stat, 23" radiator, fan clutch, 5 blade, shroud
I suspect in the dog days of summer it will run hotter but seems fairly cold blooded now. Same thing with my neighbors 327 in his truck, about 140 for his also