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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:59 am    Post subject: heating on flathead ford v8 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have installed a flathead ford v8 on a 8n tractor but I have a heating problem can anyone give me some help
 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:23 am    Post subject: Re: heating on flathead ford v8 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

What type of heating problem, too hot, or too cold
 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:31 am    Post subject: Re: heating on flathead ford v8 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

heating problem as in it overheats?

what tstat you running? what radiator?

shroud?

pump int he v8 good and moving water?
 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:40 am    Post subject: Re: heating on flathead ford v8 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Charles Canady wrote:
(quoted from post at 13:59:25 10/01/12) I have installed a flathead ford v8 on a 8n tractor but I have a heating problem can anyone give me some help
Oversized radiator installed? Good fan & shroud? Maybe electric fan?
 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:41 am    Post subject: Re: heating on flathead ford v8 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

it is running to hot
 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:43 am    Post subject: Re: heating on flathead ford v8 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

used ford 4 tube radiator with elec. fan
new water pumps. water moving fast in raditor
 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:57 am    Post subject: Re: heating on flathead ford v8 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Charles Canady wrote:
(quoted from post at 14:43:13 10/01/12) used ford 4 tube radiator with elec. fan
new water pumps. water moving fast in raditor
Is that larger than N radiator? You know that the larger engine produces more heat. Retarded engine timing will put more heat into cooling system......might check static & advance mechanism(s).
 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:07 am    Post subject: Re: heating on flathead ford v8 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Does it have a thermostat installed in it??? If not that could well be your problem due to the fact the coolant does not have time enough to cool before it goes back into the engine so yep it runs to hot
 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:16 am    Post subject: Re: heating on flathead ford v8 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

lean will make em hot too....make them manifolds glow.. Smile
 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:23 am    Post subject: Re: heating on flathead ford v8 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

old wrote:
(quoted from post at 15:07:52 10/01/12) Does it have a thermostat installed in it??? If not that could well be your problem due to the fact the coolant does not have time enough to cool before it goes back into the engine so yep it runs to hot
Sorry, but you can not demonstrate that theory.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:33 am    Post subject: Re: heating on flathead ford v8 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Old is correct. These flatheads with two water pumps need thermostats to prevent overheating, otherwise the water flow through the radiator is too fast.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:38 am    Post subject: Re: heating on flathead ford v8 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

russ1 wrote:
(quoted from post at 15:33:27 10/01/12) Old is correct. These flatheads with two water pumps need thermostats to prevent overheating, otherwise the water flow through the radiator is too fast.
Sorry, but you can not demonstrate that theory, either.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:03 pm    Post subject: Re: heating on flathead ford v8 Reply to specific post Reply with quote




It may be the thermostats make sure that EACH side gets the correct amount of LIMITED flow so that one side does not overwhelm or push back the other side. Would do no good to have one side running at 90 degrees and the other at 250 degrees due to unequal water flow.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:01 pm    Post subject: Re: heating on flathead ford v8 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

put a thermostat on each side, or put a 1/2 inch washer in the hose where the thermostat is supposed to go , have to have some sort of restriction, or the water will move thru the radiator too fast and it can't cool. in a truck or car those v8s' need about 20 to 22 quarts to fill the system, if your radiator is too small it won't cool. Also if your timing is not right it will heat up.
Which engine do you have, 59AB oe an 8BA ?
you do not have a bad head gasket or cracked head or block do you?
Good luck.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:29 pm    Post subject: Re: heating on flathead ford v8 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have proved that with a Model A FORD powering a cord wood saw.No thermostat boil over,install a thermostat boiling stops.
 
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