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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-18-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By RandyMettler
Re: passenger side of the motor running 20 degrees hotter than driver side

46kustom
In response to your suggestion,
"I think it may be worth you giving my idea a try...you have nothing to lose.
Good luck"

Yes I absolutely am going to drain the radiator fluid and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-17-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,828
Posted By RandyMettler
Re: passenger side of the motor running 20 degrees hotter than driver side

46kustom
In response to your question,
"When you replaced the coolant, did you refill through the radiator or did you fill the block first?"


No, I just filled the system at the top of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-13-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,828
Posted By RandyMettler
Re: passenger side of the motor running 20 degrees hotter than driver side

JWL and revkev6 response to your comments:
"If there is higher compression on one bank than the other the low side will run hotter."


I checked the compression and all cylinders are close to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,828
Posted By RandyMettler
Re: passenger side of the motor running 20 degrees hotter than driver side

Yes, I I've tried that. Good advice though. I had original ford thermostats that I took out and water tested, they passed. I purchased two Speedway Stats for a possible cheap fix. It was a waist...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,828
Posted By RandyMettler
Re: passenger side of the motor running 20 degrees hotter than driver side

Kurt in NJ

I have true dual exhaust, original exhaust manifold with dual glasspacks. Both sides with the identical setup. Wish my solution was that simple.

Regards
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-22-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,828
Posted By RandyMettler
Re: passenger side of the motor running 20 degrees hotter than driver side

Tubman,
"I think we are all assuminging (probably correctly) that he has iron heads, but he has never said explicitly."

I have finned aluminum offys. I torqued to 40 pounds as per VANPELT specs...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,828
Posted By RandyMettler
Re: passenger side of the motor running 20 degrees hotter than driver side

Tinker,


That's exactly what it sounds like, a faint sewing machine sound, more so on the driver side.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,828
Posted By RandyMettler
Re: passenger side of the motor running 20 degrees hotter than driver side

Tinker,


No ticking before. But I have true dual exhausts with glass packs and my car was fully assembled. Now the front consists of a frame, radiator and fully assembled engine. Ticks could...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,828
Posted By RandyMettler
Re: passenger side of the motor running 20 degrees hotter than driver side

Talkwrench


I have gone through two cycles and the leaks are almost gone. Just leaking a little out of the passenger water pump. I re-torqued one time to 40 ponds and the head bolt leaks have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,828
Posted By RandyMettler
Re: passenger side of the motor running 20 degrees hotter than driver side

Talkwrench
"Its not uncommon , 20 degrees perhaps a little on the high side .. Did you shave yours heads or have them faced , did you check clearance? possibly the piston touching the head..just...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,828
Posted By RandyMettler
passenger side of the motor running 20 degrees hotter than driver side

I took off the heads and intake to adjusted the tappet lash.


After reinstall, I did temp readings with an interfered gun and the cooling on all cylinders front to back seems to be even. The...
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