[Healeys] Over heating and adding additional core tubes to theexisting radiator
coudesluijs at chello.nl
Tue Jan 14 10:35:31 MST 2020
Did you also check the ignition timing and fuel mixture? A lean engine
gets hot so does incorrect timing of the ignition.
Op 14-1-2020 om 18:24 schreef Robert Begani:
> I agree with you, however, this is south Florida where a cool winter
> day is today, where the temperature is currently 79 degrees and rising
> to a high of 83 degrees with a se wind at 7 mph. Great for a day sail
> on the Harbor which I will do in the next hour. However, it does make
> driving a hot car fun. There is not enough cooling capacity in the
> stock radiator to handle hot climates and have to stop and go because
> the temperature does not go down only up. So the next step is to
> re-core the radiator. The local radiator guy knows the problem and
> for $500 will provide new core using the old tanks which will give at
> least 50% more cooling capacity. This is a SKI purchase. Spend the
> Kids Inheritance. Then I will think about wrapping the exhaust
> manifolds and headers to stop vapor lock.
> What do you think about Push and Pull? Take off the engine fan?
> By the way, I know the engine machine shop boiled out, oil bathed,
> everything in the engine during his machining of the engine to bring
> it up to specifications. He knows what to do. The only modification
> is the 20 over pistons.
> Why do other Healey’s with a stock radiator not have this problem, who
> *From:* Perry <healeyguy at aol.com>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, January 14, 2020 11:47 AM
> *To:* Robert Begani <rfbegani at gmail.com>
> *Subject:* RE: [Healeys] Over heating and adding additional core tubes
> to theexisting radiator
> With the extras that you have added to facilitate the airflow the car
> should be running much cooler than 212, even with a stock radiator.
> There is something else amiss in the equation.
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> *From: *Robert Begani <mailto:rfbegani at gmail.com>
> *Sent: *Tuesday, January 14, 2020 11:23 AM
> *To: *'Perry' <mailto:healeyguy at aol.com>
> *Subject: *RE: [Healeys] Over heating and adding additional core tubes
> to theexisting radiator
> Hi Perry:
> I do not remember the CFM, however, it is the Hayden Fan offered by
> Moss with the largest diameter to fit the radiator. As a pusher it
> really pushes air through the engine compartment at low speeds and
> standing still. I still have an original Texas 6 blade fan on the
> engine. As I was searching overheating problems, one reference
> indicated that is not recommended as they act against each other.
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