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Old 08-10-2017, 03:02 PM   #12
Y-Blockhead
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Default Re: What do you think about these temps and why?

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Originally Posted by TinCup View Post
I would not rely on that temp gauge. I have seen too many bad ones around here. I went through two of them before ditching them for a mechanical SW gauge.
I had a SunPro mechanical Temp gauge that read ~15F Hot. I replaced it with a Stewart Warner mechanical gauge and have had no problems. I like the 270 sweep gauge because it is easier to read (for me) and is accurate.



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Originally Posted by Bob Bidonde View Post
Move your front license plate down to the bumper so it does not block air flow into the radiator. A Model A rear tail-lamp bracket is convenient for this purpose.
I was working on my car's radiator just last week (crack in top tank) and took it for a test drive before reinstalling the license plate (one of the BIG CA originals). I was amazed how much cooler it ran without the plate, 10-20F. Some may have been because I still had the hood off also.

I'm looking into a different mounting position. Right now I'm driving without the plate. Bob, Thanks for the tip on using a rear tail-lamp bracket.

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