Chevy 383. 30 over bore roller CAM Dart heads msd. Ign

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DANNY MCCOMBS
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  • 1979 CHEVROLET CHEVETTE
  • 0.6L
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 25,000 MILES
Has always over heated even when stock ! It has fan shroud two fans new radio thermostat makes no def
heads Ben magnaflucksed gaskets good ! It seems to have no direct air flow to readier ant no under hood air floe to me at wits end hope you can add insight/
sincerely
Danny
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Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 AT 11:28 AM

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Check the radiator for cold spots if you feel any the rad is no good. With two fans it should not overheat.
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Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 AT 12:06 PM
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One other thing, I didn't read what you had in it thought it was stock lol. The bores n a 350 are not that thick and if you are running compression over 10:1 you can expect this the only thing would be to try to make rad larger. Maybe put in a corvette water pump but I also assume you have a an electric water pump in it as well.
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Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 AT 12:09 PM
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DANNY MCCOMBS
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Thank for your reply ! No to the 2nd. Over bore ! ( Not it ! ) No to
the elect. Water pump ! Maby try another pump and raidaior .
Is starting to get old this trial and error method ! Oh ! About
the bore thickness when I was a kid a million years ago the thing
to do was taking 283 and with only a.125 over boar and increase
to a 301 Cid. Never run cool !
Thanks again
Danny
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Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 AT 9:14 PM
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How high is the compression? If it's higher like I said will cause it to overheat or run hot also they have an additive sold at all auto parts stores to put to coolant to lower the tem p which works very well. You should also be running coolant as it will run cooler with coolant than water. You might check to see if water pumps are listed different, like a/c to non a/c an dget the a/c style pump. Sometimes the vanes are different in those. Btw the bore thickness in a 350 isn't that thick either.
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Thursday, May 15th, 2014 AT 5:35 AM

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