Post by boostgobbler on Jan 18, 2015 18:54:04 GMT -5
Unforunatly even after all that I still run cold, so I decided to block about half the radiator thinking maybe I need a smaller radiator. So With that it drops as low as 155 if I cruise around long enough(about 20 minutes without stoping). I plan on trying to find an even hotter thermostat and blocking more of the radiator with card board. If that doesn't work Ill just have to find a smaller radiator.
Post by boostgobbler on Jan 19, 2015 0:46:57 GMT -5
That's the plan, I don't really know what would cause a car to run too cold aside from the pump flowing to much volume to quickly, a thermostat issue, or a radiator that's too large. The pulleys and the alternator are actually something Iv been debating on for a long time, I had the time and cash so i figured why not. However i did expect to see more of a difference in my cruising temp. Iv been Thinking of tossing the stock pump back on and cruising around just to see how dramatic the difference is. I keep wondering how well my thermostat actually works. Tomorrow plan on messing around with it to see exactly what temp it starts to open. Maybe it just opens to soon. What a good rule of thumb for running temp anyway? I would think 180-190 would be pretty good.
Post by boostgobbler on Jan 19, 2015 16:01:11 GMT -5
Got it,didn't really get to do much to the Stang today, took it out on a highway cruise and the temp was definitely higher however its also warmer today then usual. I have a fail safe thermostat witch is junk from what if been reading so ill be replacing that to see if that helps.
Post by boostgobbler on Mar 10, 2015 20:19:28 GMT -5
So after testing multiple thermostats and thermostat brands (currently using a 195 stant) I have not seen any significant difference in my cooling Temps from the thermostat alone. The only time I do see a significant difference is when I block a section of my radiator to restrict airflow too it. My conclusion is that, with the increased flow volume that my essy water pump provides the size of my factory water pump is unnecessary.
Post by boostgobbler on Apr 30, 2015 13:48:39 GMT -5
Shortly after my last post here I figured out the issue with my thermostat is, its just not sitting in the housing properly causing water to slip past it. On to other news I went ahead a scavenged some parts together to do a 5 lug/rear disc conversion. Ill post up some pics later.
Post by boostgobbler on Apr 18, 2016 15:58:12 GMT -5
Wow, I have not updated this in forever. Iv had a whole lot of "life" happening to me lately lol, iv even moved across the country, I did complete the 5 lug conversion but it did not turn our quite like I imagine with I will elaborate on later, for now if you are interested you can check out this little video I uploaded to youtube.
Post by acobillas88 on May 24, 2016 11:57:00 GMT -5
Boostgobbler I didn't realize that was your YouTube videos. I've watch them some of them in the past not even making the connection to your car. I just realized I was already sub to you also lol. Keep making vids.
Need More: Time,Money,Energy. Need Less: BS...........