dodge 440 getting hot

Old 09-03-2013, 06:12 PM
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1978 440 eng. In a 69 charger. Bored .030 with flattops. Small Hyd. cam, stock heads. Engine is fresh. Heads are not cracked, gaskets good. Street car. Manual fan, no clutch fan. Champion 4 row aluminum rad. First go round. Now has a champion 2 row. Both have same problem. Coolant only drops avg. 4 degrees as it passes thru. Any ideas? Thanks, kris
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:43 PM
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What size water pump? 6 or 8 blade? What temp thermostat?
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:59 PM
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8 blade pump. 160 degree stat. I did notice that water pump I took out of the 440 to start with had a but smaller blades.
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:17 PM
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Also had electric fan on 4 row radiator. Do not have it on 2 row. Temp. Still creeps up to 200.
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Install a Flow Kooler pump and 180 thermostat, go back to the 4 row. The coolant is not spending enough time in the radiator.
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:31 AM
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Exactly, the 4row has 5/8" tubes. The 2row has 3/4 tubes. Where do I get a flowkooler pump?
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http://www.summitracing.com/search/b...rder=Ascending
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:51 PM
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Ok, maybe im missing something here. How does that pump keep coolant in the radiator longer?
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:53 PM
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Nevermore I follow what you saying now.
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And you need to bump up that thermostat :!: :!:
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