[TR] Uncool Coolant Confusion

Joseph Laurito trglory at verizon.net
Tue Apr 23 19:40:39 MDT 2013


Before you start spending money, double check your timing, then check your
carbs to make sure you don't have the mixture set too lean.


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From: triumphs-bounces at autox.team.net
[mailto:triumphs-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of terryrs at comcast.net
Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 5:19 PM
To: triumphs at autox.team.net
Subject: [TR] Uncool Coolant Confusion

I confess, I'm not getting the nuance here.
I rebuilt the engine on my TR3A 10 years ago and it always ran cool using
the yellow multi-bladed upgrade fan and stock radiator.  
I've rebuilt it again using new rings but the same Mahle pistons and same
honed liners.  Did put in a new radiator from either Moss or TRF.  Runs
spectacular with so far about 5,000 miles on it.
On mild days the engine touches 190 to 200 instead of 160-180 it runs on
cool days.  
Block was boiled and cleaned.  New radiator.  Proven pistons and liners.
Only change I made was to bring the crankshaft thrust bearings within
tolerances by going oversize.  
I'll break down and install an electric fan if this doesn't clear up this

Terry Smith, '59 TR3A  TS 58667
New Hampshire

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