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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2019, 04:00 PM
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Posted By 19Fordy
Re: passenger side of the motor running 20 degrees hotter than driver side

After first reading this thread, I fired up my 40 and let it run at a fast idle for about 45 min. until stock temperature gauge needle was on the middle line, meaning Normal. Then, with an infra...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-21-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 34
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Posted By 19Fordy
Re: passenger side of the motor running 20 degrees hotter than driver side

tubman, I am sure you are aware that there was a redesign of the original 8BA head gaskets to actually divert more water to the rear of the block. Wonder if that creates a temperature differential?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2019, 10:52 PM
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Posted By 19Fordy
Re: passenger side of the motor running 20 degrees hotter than driver side

One side hotter than the other is pretty common. Don't fret over it.
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