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by Red Horse
November 15th, 2020, 1:10 pm
Forum: Firebirds, Formulas and TAs
Topic: overheating
Replies: 29
Views: 1559

Re: overheating

Hi Bill, The over heating issue has not been resolved.I have to solve issues with my sailboat before I can pursue the car problem . Too many toys I guess.The next thing to resolve the overheating is to install a smaller diameter water pump pulley . I also want to install a lower baffle as used on th...
by Red Horse
October 11th, 2020, 5:08 am
Forum: Firebirds, Formulas and TAs
Topic: overheating
Replies: 29
Views: 1559

Re: overheating

I tried the burp solution, either I didn't have the nose high enough or there was no airlock . This car has never run cooler than 190.
by Red Horse
October 7th, 2020, 12:25 am
Forum: Firebirds, Formulas and TAs
Topic: overheating
Replies: 29
Views: 1559

Re: overheating

I'll give the burp solution a try , thanks
Rich
by Red Horse
September 22nd, 2020, 4:48 pm
Forum: Firebirds, Formulas and TAs
Topic: overheating
Replies: 29
Views: 1559

Re: overheating

I have a new Champion,next thing is to go to the 69 1/2 year model change on the water pump, And the clutch fan. Looking in the repair manual the number of fan radiator combinations is challenging. wanted the radiator as specified for hi performance 400, but couldn't find one. Fan is the correct siz...
by Red Horse
September 19th, 2020, 12:58 am
Forum: Firebirds, Formulas and TAs
Topic: overheating
Replies: 29
Views: 1559

Re: overheating

Tank is on drivers side hose in front of radiator to bottom of tank, fan shroud in place. I noticed while the engine was warming up above idle rpm the temp stayed with in acceptable range. When dropped down to idle rpm temps started to climb again. Which is makes me think the fan pulley is too big. ...
by Red Horse
September 17th, 2020, 1:10 am
Forum: Firebirds, Formulas and TAs
Topic: overheating
Replies: 29
Views: 1559

Re: overheating

I don't know if the photo of the tank is posted. It shows up on my PSP page as being posted tho. I'm not even sure how I managed to move it off my phone.
Rich
by Red Horse
September 17th, 2020, 1:04 am
Forum: Firebirds, Formulas and TAs
Topic: overheating
Replies: 29
Views: 1559

Re: overheating

overflow tank
by Red Horse
September 17th, 2020, 1:00 am
Forum: Firebirds, Formulas and TAs
Topic: overheating
Replies: 29
Views: 1559

Re: overheating

overflow tankhttps://psp.pontiacstreetperformance.com/download/file.php?mode=view&id=1254&sid=1b8009b67ed35b3c31137b05ec7f3eb1
by Red Horse
September 16th, 2020, 2:21 am
Forum: Firebirds, Formulas and TAs
Topic: overheating
Replies: 29
Views: 1559

Re: overheating

Sorry Bill,I can't upload photos I only have a smart phone.
Rich
by Red Horse
September 14th, 2020, 10:39 pm
Forum: Firebirds, Formulas and TAs
Topic: overheating
Replies: 29
Views: 1559

Re: overheating

I think the 7 & 1/2 fan pulley may be part of the problem . Butler has a 69 1/2 pump for 40.00 bucks I just need to find a 6 and 5/8 pulley.
The over flow tank has no tube in the cap, it is fed from the bottom .
Rich
by Red Horse
September 13th, 2020, 2:12 am
Forum: Firebirds, Formulas and TAs
Topic: overheating
Replies: 29
Views: 1559

Re: overheating

Checked the Champion cap it is a 16 lb cap. Radiator is one year old or so as is the cap. I noticed the over flow tank was empty.
by Red Horse
September 12th, 2020, 2:12 pm
Forum: Firebirds, Formulas and TAs
Topic: overheating
Replies: 29
Views: 1559

Re: overheating

Regarding the water pump, I Think the previous owner may have reduced the clearance for the impeller . Ive been putting off removing the water pump, but I suppose that is next if the thermostat doesn't solve the problem,. The radiator cap is what ever Champion uses. What is the recommended cap? I de...
by Red Horse
September 12th, 2020, 1:03 am
Forum: Firebirds, Formulas and TAs
Topic: overheating
Replies: 29
Views: 1559

Re: overheating

I bought a 160 thermostat.It starts to open at 155 its open about 1/4 at 160,about half way at175, fully open at 180. Radiator is a new Champion bigger than the 6 cylinder radiator the previous owner installed.Fan pulley is 7 &1/2 inches in diameter . Should the lower radiator hose have a spring in ...
by Red Horse
September 10th, 2020, 3:40 am
Forum: Firebirds, Formulas and TAs
Topic: overheating
Replies: 29
Views: 1559

overheating

Hi guys been a while since I posted. Well i'm still having overheat problems . Yesterday temp got up to 230 f. in stop and go traffic. I have to the distributer pretty well dialed in. At least I think so. Today I took a look at the distributer, and found number one lead is in the number seven positi...