Ok, as can be seen my Rad is almost in the next County to my engine, if the gauge on the dash is to be trusted the engine runs at a lovely temp, however after driving only a few miles the other day my mate touched my pipe hehe and it was hot, we looked into the engine bay and found a wierd little metal wire coiled up with a "sensor" stuck in the rad fins, not the most reliable set up I guess.
So, looking at the piccies what should I be doing here to rectify. new rad, better rad, nothing or something else ?
My mate is convinced the WD40 setup is proper dodgy too but I'm sure I've seen this type of this on many a Rod, is this acceptable, or should I be changing it for something better?
And to continue the trend of me being a total noob, what engine do I have !!! the V5 is obviously not right.
The fan runs for a little while after the engine is shut off, sometimes it goes on and off a few times until I presume the engine bay has cooled down, is this normal as to be honest you could cook a full english under there its that hot.
All advice greatly appreciated
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Last edited by Model A Glenn; 29-07-2017 at 19:33.
The engine is on the straight six mounts which is why it is so far back. This is not a a bad thing as it improves weight distribution at the expense of payload. Sensor in rad sounds like the fan sensor. WD40 can fine as long as the hose goes to the bottom to suck up water when system cools. Its a small block chevy! A shroud would improve the cooling so that the fan was sucking from the whole rad. Also that fan will damage the rad as the cable tie type fittings allow movement, been there done that. Neil.
God Neil you know your $hit, thanks bud
The brake lines need to be clamped as they will vibrate and the seat in the fitting will crack, bizarrely. Also been there.
few jobs done over the last week or so, nothing major as we're waiting for the suspension bits from across the Pond.
Mirrors have been tacked into place, the rear bumper is now back on, clutch is adjusted so my knee doesn't assault me every time I change gear.
Essentials are really all combined into one area, the cluster. Had a good lead on one then lost out, trying to source one from the States which should solve my "I have no idea how fast I'm going or how much fuel I have in the tank" issue
Steering is still a head scratcher as my mate knows only slightly more than me about American Trucks (to give you a clue I know virtually nothing haha)
The column can be moved in a wiggle up and down side to side movement, we're certain there should be some type of clamp or bearing near the top of this shroud area, ignore the ludicrous plastic grafted on stalk to the left, why someone would go to this length of hassle to make something that a) looks $hit and b) was obviously "some" degree of work to fit is beyond me
Hopefully pics will explain and someone will say "you need an XXXXX from XXXXX that'll stop that wiggle".............hopefully
Droopy column by C10 Glenn, on Flickr
The below pic actually shows it rested on the bottom of the shroud, surely this should be central and firm in that tube ?
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