I have a small block chevy v8 in my jeep and on the trail it just wants to over heat. There is an aftermarket aluminum radiator there and a clutch fan. I was thinking of putting a pusher fan on the front but the trans cooler is there. anyone else have problems with overheating? any suggestions would be great
Get a shroud
How far are the front of the fan blades from the rad? Should be no more than an 1 inch. 3/4" is even better.
If it's over heating, a different t'stat ain't gonna help(unless your's is bad)you at all.
Stay away from an electric fan band aid. Get a shroud, check the fan clutch (warm engine up, then shut off and see if you can spin the fan blades. There should be noticeable drag, if you can move them at all).
Beat it to fit, paint it to match!
now im not sure if this other problem affects this at all but the jeep idles high ~1300 rpms. either i can have a vacuum leak or the timing is off would this affect my overheating? Also the jeep is running very rich. here is my current set up this might help. I might just go with a combo unit from griffin radiator.
350 Small Chevrolet
Cam SpecsL-82 224/224 @ .050 .450/.460 114 LS
1977 Block 4 Bolt Main
Teraflex Aluminum V8 Radiator
2.5" 40 Series Flowmaster Muffler
Summit Racing Block Hugger Headers
Chevy Truck Serpentine Belt System
tbi fuel injection