50 year-old stock cooling system

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I mean, cars overheated a lot more in the good ole days than now, didn't they?

And yes, sometimes our mods make things worse.
 

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I mean, cars overheated a lot more in the good ole days than now, didn't they?

And yes, sometimes our mods make things worse.

Yes! A lot. I also think the cooling materials used were inferior to today's. So if they weren't maintained they would degrade more adverse.
 

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I mean, cars overheated a lot more in the good ole days than now, didn't they?

And yes, sometimes our mods make things worse.
cause they dont watch what they r doig & many guy thing oem chryslers r junk unless they mondifiy them . they they open a new big can of worms then they put aluminum radiators on the & electric fans the junk the Chrysler ignition for the full race MSD then they gripe wi\hen it breaks , while if te had the mopar electronic ie a simple 2 bolt &1 sv=crew ti change it out
 

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or theu put on a aftermarket HEI GM STYLE & A 1 WIRE GM CHARGING SYSTEM & JUNK THE OEM but if they understood the stock ones they would know its way better than the gm crap ever was' been there none that . & they have the nerve to to call that a UOGRADE but i think its a down grade
 

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I certainly do suffer from many of those things...MSD, 1 wire alt, aluminum rad, sanden ac compressor, modern condenser, 8 pesky fuel squirters, and 2 insufferable hair dryers...
 

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This car. Three months old, pulled the trailer and hauled seven people out west and back Aug. 63. No trailer tow package but dual air and every other option available and a 383 2bbl.
AC was not common back then and many other cars suffered cooling issues. A common site was a canvas back full of water hanging in front of the grille to replenish the radiator after a boil over. This car never ran hot or overheated all through the mountains or coming home through the deserts of Cali and AZ. It got so hot under the hood somewhere in AZ the plastic battery caps melted into gobs of plastic. That right rear tire suffered a blow-out possibly from the heat but car never missed a beat. Young as I was, I do remember Dad saying the engineers at work told him just by ordering a/c he would have all the cooling he needed pulling the trailer. They were right.
 

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This car. Three months old, pulled the trailer and hauled seven people out west and back Aug. 63. No trailer tow package but dual air and every other option available and a 383 2bbl.
AC was not common back then and many other cars suffered cooling issues. A common site was a canvas back full of water hanging in front of the grille to replenish the radiator after a boil over. This car never ran hot or overheated all through the mountains or coming home through the deserts of Cali and AZ. It got so hot under the hood somewhere in AZ the plastic battery caps melted into gobs of plastic. That right rear tire suffered a blow-out possibly from the heat but car never missed a beat. Young as I was, I do remember Dad saying the engineers at work told him just by ordering a/c he would have all the cooling he needed pulling the trailer. They were right.

Looks like the car in the "62" thread ...
 

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This car. Three months old, pulled the trailer and hauled seven people out west and back Aug. 63. No trailer tow package but dual air and every other option available and a 383 2bbl.
AC was not common back then and many other cars suffered cooling issues. A common site was a canvas back full of water hanging in front of the grille to replenish the radiator after a boil over. This car never ran hot or overheated all through the mountains or coming home through the deserts of Cali and AZ. It got so hot under the hood somewhere in AZ the plastic battery caps melted into gobs of plastic. That right rear tire suffered a blow-out possibly from the heat but car never missed a beat. Young as I was, I do remember Dad saying the engineers at work told him just by ordering a/c he would have all the cooling he needed pulling the trailer. They were right.
this was my dads care i think it was a 59 or 60 savoy it had a 225 slant 6 with 3 on the tree we drove it all over the usa bulling a homemade camper it was a step side pick up bed with a army wall tent on it it went through a tornado . then dad bought the one seen in the pic we kept it will 1967 when he got killed in a ditch cave in it was quite the beast not real fast but it would tow anything including a log trailer with severial big logs on it . no trailer towing on it either & no ac'

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Given that we're currently experiencing a record heat wave, with temperatures above 110F for the next week or more, I'm glad I put together the cooling setup I now have. (22" x 18" 2 row Al radiator, B&M tranny cooler, 18" DeRale 6 blade clutch fan on Hayden 2047 clutch, A Team 16 inch pusher fan, custom aluminum box shroud, stock volume Gates coolant pump, 180 degree Mr. Gasket thermostat)

When I bought the car 5 yrs ago, I still had a #2524984 Mopar radiator cooled by a 6 blade rigid shaft fan. This arrangement cooled the engine well the first summer, but leaked. I noted then there was no shroud or clutch fan on this car, which had been fitted with a dealer AC when I bought it. The engine would reach at worst 210F in traffic in 2016 with the stock arrangement.

Today, for the first time this year*, the coolant temperature made it to 205F as I was parking the car at home, after having got just over 200F in traffic en route. Ambient temperature was about 111F at this time, so I wasn't totally surprised. I was pleased that the engine temperature didn't break 190F until I got slowed down in traffic. I suspect now that when the coolant isn't flowing much, I see these temperature increases, so I might try a higher flow rate pump at some future date. So long as the engine is turning over 1000 rpm, it runs around 180-190F.

I like the brute force approach the original cooling setup was designed by, but without a very expensive re-coring that #2524984 radiator, the original system isn't available. I ran it for 2 summers, until the leaks became a problem that no longer could be gunked up with "stop leak." So I've had to be creative, and thus far have managed to remain cool so doing.
 

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Given that we're currently experiencing a record heat wave, with temperatures above 110F for the next week or more, I'm glad I put together the cooling setup I now have. (22" x 18" 2 row Al radiator, B&M tranny cooler, 18" DeRale 6 blade clutch fan on Hayden 2047 clutch, A Team 16 inch pusher fan, custom aluminum box shroud, stock volume Gates coolant pump, 180 degree Mr. Gasket thermostat)

When I bought the car 5 yrs ago, I still had a #2524984 Mopar radiator cooled by a 6 blade rigid shaft fan. This arrangement cooled the engine well the first summer, but leaked. I noted then there was no shroud or clutch fan on this car, which had been fitted with a dealer AC when I bought it. The engine would reach at worst 210F in traffic in 2016 with the stock arrangement.

Today, for the first time this year*, the coolant temperature made it to 205F as I was parking the car at home, after having got just over 200F in traffic en route. Ambient temperature was about 111F at this time, so I wasn't totally surprised. I was pleased that the engine temperature didn't break 190F until I got slowed down in traffic. I suspect now that when the coolant isn't flowing much, I see these temperature increases, so I might try a higher flow rate pump at some future date. So long as the engine is turning over 1000 rpm, it runs around 180-190F.

I like the brute force approach the original cooling setup was designed by, but without a very expensive re-coring that #2524984 radiator, the original system isn't available. I ran it for 2 summers, until the leaks became a problem that no longer could be gunked up with "stop leak." So I've had to be creative, and thus far have managed to remain cool so doing.
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