Next Regular Club meeting at 7:30pm on Tuesday April 9th, 2013 at Beaverton Round Table Pizza.
I am about to swap motors in my 70 bug after the chinese alternator I put in in August went out allready.I have a 1776 in it now but have had trouble with it running hot at freeway speeds on longer trips, more than 30 min.I bought a 1835 from a sand rail that has been tapped for full flow that I want to put in now, with a oil cooler and thermostat fan. I bought all new chrome tins for the 1835, but the cylinder tins leave a 1/2 inch gap to bolt on the lower tins.I am debating about either using OG lower black tins and just the chrome 36HP style fan shroud on top?or maybe should just give up on the new chrome tin alltogether and put all the OG black tin on it with a thermostat too?I had only one set of OG cylinder tins that had cracks and a rust hole in them. I spent the weekend sand blasting and welding up the cracks and hole. they do not look great, but will at least work now. just wondering what others think to keep the motor running cool on longer trips this summer, this is a dailey driven car so has to work.Mark in Portland
Personally ... I am not a chrome engine guy. I would not have said the 20 years ago.On a side note: whatcha plans for the hot running 1776?
Oh, and J wants your 1776!
Well I know you want my 1776...
I would convert it over to doghouse for better cooling. I'm running a 1600 SP with 36 hp shroud and it seems to run a bit hot.Is there any thoughts on better heat dissipation from flat black or gloss black anyone know?