500, 472, 425, 368 Discussion, 500ci block overheating... in Cadillac Engine Technical Discussion; Where would I stick a mechanical temp. gauge on the block? And lower radiator hose has a spring, I'm running ...
Where would I stick a mechanical temp. gauge on the block? And lower radiator hose has a spring, I'm running a brand new starter and battery, and the fan doesn't have a clutch, the blades flex. Pretty frustrating . I'll keep at it (first real project car, have plenty of time for it while I find a job since I'm outta school now)
If its just temporary you can run the engine up to normal operating temp with the radiator cap off and the bulb dropped down in the radiator. You can also remove the standard temp sending unit and plumb it in there... They come with several fitting but last time I did this on a different brand it took a little help from Home Depot to do it. May be other places as well.. Hopefully you will more ideas from others on this forum.
Would a bad transmission make a block burn up by any chance? Took the pan off of it, found metal shavings in it... And it doesn't shift at all right. Transmission is being torn down, guy at the shop will get back to me with that tomorrow hopefully.Waiting on radiator details. Want to get it all out of the way before I spend even more on exhaust and tires all around .
radiator checked back fine . Think I'm down to transmission after checking timing and cooling. Will keep updated if it was the transmission, maybe this would help others with overheating. If it wasn't... Well, I'll still stick around and hassle you all for help
Alright... God the problem solved, finally . Turned out, when it was 'overheating' originally, was because the engine ran too hard in 2nd gear. After I put the new transmission in, I got all my gears (even my beloved reverse!) and the engine didn't seem to work as hard as it used to. My timing was retarded little, and I fixed that also. My negative cable from battery was 6gauge, and burned up, why the starter didn't work right, so I replaced that with 2gauge. Works better than ever . Thanks for the replies, led me in the right direction. Now, on to the thousand or so lights, switches and thingies in the cab.