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  • #46
    So far, so good. We haven't had any really hot days so far but the engine temp has stayed where it should be. One of the side effects I hadn't expected from the flex fan was the moan - it is quite noticeable at above 2000 rpm or 60 mph. Probably more so for me as I have the convertible top down as much as possible.
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    • #47
      Rebuilt 430 Runs Hot

      Hey Howard! If ya wanna give your engine and cooling system a good test, come visit me! I can easily provide you with temperatures running in the high 90's to low 100's! We were at or pushing 100 again today. We are running 8-10 degrees above normal and have been for several weeks.

      As for the moaning you have heard from the flex fan, when running at 60mph or higher, I also hear it! But it is not my flex fan that I hear moaning! It is my wallet, as the gas goes galloping through that engine at those speeds and higher! Seriously, though, I do not hear any moaning sounds from my flex fan and that might be because I am in a hardtop. If I had a convertible, I might hear it. I wonder if byersmtrco hears that when he is driving with his top down? He has, as I recall, a flex fan on his Tbird also. Does anyone else who has a flex fan hear any moaning from it? Or, like me, is it your wallet you hear moaning at those speeds and higher? And guys....Please don't go there as to what else might be causing the "moans" that Howard is hearing!....
      Last edited by YellowRose; June 6th, 2011, 10:22 PM.

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      • #48
        Originally posted by YellowRose View Post
        Hey Howard! If ya wanna give your engine and cooling system a good test, come visit me! I can easily provide you with temperatures running in the high 90's to low 100's! We were at or pushing 100 again today. We are running 8-10 degrees above normal and have been for several weeks.
        Gee, nice to have it so cool there Ray. 8:30 AM now and 91. Yesterday 111 - today only up to 109 and tomorrow 113, BUT, low humidity.

        It will get REALLY HOT when Summer comes.
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        • #49
          Rebuilt 430 Runs Hot

          Geeez, Jim! I didn't realize the East Coast area was getting those kind of high temperatures now! When I saw that post come through email, I figured you had to be in Arizona! Then I brought up the Forum and see that you are in Virginia! We all might be in for a real scorcher this year!

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          • #50
            Norfolk is home.

            I am still playing in the desert just West of Baghdad.

            Plan to be home sometime in December.
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            • #51
              Rebuilt 430 Runs Hot

              No wonder it is so hot there! I forgot that you are in Iraq! I was about to call my younger brother who lives in Virginia to see how he was handling the heat! lol.. That comment about there not being much humidity should have reminded me that you are not presently at home. Thanks for jogging my memory cells! Stay safe, my friend and thank you for your service to our country! I am retired Air Force.

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              • #52
                Howard,

                Are you still happy with the flex fan and shroud on your 430 for cooling? By now you've been at least over 90F as it was that hot when I was up there in July.
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                • #53
                  For what its worth, I've had good luck using Water Wetter coolant additive.
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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by Astrowing View Post
                    Howard,

                    Are you still happy with the flex fan and shroud on your 430 for cooling? By now you've been at least over 90F as it was that hot when I was up there in July.
                    So far, so good, and we have had some temps in the high 90s. BUT, I didn't do any short start and stop trips or have it idle for any length of time. My guess is that it will overheat under those conditions. After thinking about it a bit more, my guess is that the AC condenser is limiting the air flow through the radiator. I cleaned it very thoroughy when I had the rad out so I know the air passages are not plugged but the fins are spaced quite close together which cold be blocking the air flow to some extent.
                    Last edited by Howard Prout; August 2nd, 2011, 06:59 PM. Reason: addnl info
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