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Old 09-16-2009, 05:37 PM
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...I just think it's the nature of our 430 to run hot when the temp gets over 85...

I do not have a fan shroud...
Hi Bart:
The reason you don't have a fan shroud is because you sold the one you had to me! Thanks.

A contributing factor to my overheating problem is, as can been seen in the attached photos, the number of parts that are chrome plated, including valve covers, valley cover, expansion tank, timing chain cover, air cleaner, oil pan,etc. The chrome plating reflects the heat back into the engine rather than letting it dissapate via radiation. The engine compartment is in need of a good cleaning after a summer of activity.

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Old 09-16-2009, 06:11 PM
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Hey Howard,
Man your engine compartment is gorgeous!!!
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Old 09-16-2009, 06:45 PM
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Howard is that a Petronix I see in the pic
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Old 09-16-2009, 08:09 PM
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Howard is that a Petronix I see in the pic
No, stock ignition.
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Old 09-17-2009, 02:34 PM
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Hi
My 1960 conv w/430 had an aftermarket temp controlled electric fan installed on the front of the rad. On hot days at an idle temp will go up but not enough to expand coolant & gurgle out the over flow I keep a bare minimum in the expansion tank "cold" & run a 13 lb cap the fan seems to nicely keep the temp down at a reasonable level
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My 1960 conv w/430 had an aftermarket temp controlled electric fan installed on the front of the rad. On hot days at an idle temp will go up but not enough to expand coolant & gurgle out the over flow I keep a bare minimum in the expansion tank "cold" & run a 13 lb cap the fan seems to nicely keep the temp down at a reasonable level
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I'ver thought about doing that but didn't think an electric fan would fit in the space between the A/C condenser and the grill braces. I'd like to see a picture of your fan installation, if possible. Does your vehicle have A/C?
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Hi Howard
Will be happy to send you pic's but i am still in my NY home & the t-bird is in marco isle fl Will be migrating south mid Nov.
Yes my car has factory air w/430 a rare option on a convertible This fan unit had been installed when i bought the car. It has an adjustable remote thermostat mounted on inner fender panel that can turn the fan on at a desired temp. Will contact you when i get settled in
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Soon to be replaced with a chrome unit after the battery is moved to the trunk.
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