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It had plenty of oil in it so I don't think I will have an oil pan full of metals havings...but it is an aluminum block with aluminum heads and if it hit that magic heat number, it could have warped something
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(05-22-2020, 04:24 PM)Guest Wrote: Thanks Wings

I think there is a problem with my fans...when I got home, before I turned it off, I popped the hood.

With redline temps, my fan should have been running and it wasn't.  It could be a relay or a switch or maybe the fan motor has just shit it's pants.

I'm going to check it when everything is cooled.  I'll short the switch and see if the fans start.  Don't have a way to check the relays though.

I have to say as an old hot rodder....to who ever thought changing a belt driven fan to an electric fan....I want to punch you.



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(05-22-2020, 05:05 PM)Guest Wrote: It had plenty of oil in it so I don't think I will have an oil pan full of metals havings...but it is an aluminum block with aluminum heads and if it hit that magic heat number, it could have warped something

If you blew a gasket or cracked a head you would see things like white water in the oil... or oil in the radiator fluid... bubbles in the radiator fill reservoir when running... white smoke (steam) or water dripping out the exhaust.
If not found.. I would say you're good.
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(05-22-2020, 05:11 PM)Hugh Glass Wrote:
(05-22-2020, 04:24 PM)Guest Wrote: Thanks Wings

I think there is a problem with my fans...when I got home, before I turned it off, I popped the hood.

With redline temps, my fan should have been running and it wasn't.  It could be a relay or a switch or maybe the fan motor has just shit it's pants.

I'm going to check it when everything is cooled.  I'll short the switch and see if the fans start.  Don't have a way to check the relays though.

I have to say as an old hot rodder....to who ever thought changing a belt driven fan to an electric fan....I want to punch you.




Nice Hugh

thanks man

I don't have all those tools but that was remarkably easy to follow...even a gearhead like me can follow that

I don't like how sophisticated cars have become because they left me behind.  The old days were simpler and better

I can fix some things but these days, the engine compartment is so congested, I don't even want to try.

do not let anyone tellyou that modern technology = better fuel efficiency.  I had a 1977 Chevy Monza that got near 40 miles per gallon and could scratch the tires in 3 out of 4 gears...I also had a slamming sound system in that thing and I was thumping the neighborhood long before it was the cool ting to do
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(05-22-2020, 05:33 PM)Guest Wrote:
(05-22-2020, 05:11 PM)Hugh Glass Wrote:
(05-22-2020, 04:24 PM)Guest Wrote: Thanks Wings

I think there is a problem with my fans...when I got home, before I turned it off, I popped the hood.

With redline temps, my fan should have been running and it wasn't.  It could be a relay or a switch or maybe the fan motor has just shit it's pants.

I'm going to check it when everything is cooled.  I'll short the switch and see if the fans start.  Don't have a way to check the relays though.

I have to say as an old hot rodder....to who ever thought changing a belt driven fan to an electric fan....I want to punch you.




Nice Hugh

thanks man

I don't have all those tools but that was remarkably easy to follow...even a gearhead like me can follow that

I don't like how sophisticated cars have become because they left me behind.  The old days were simpler and better

I can fix some things but these days, the engine compartment is so congested, I don't even want to try.

do not let anyone tellyou that modern technology = better fuel efficiency.  I had a 1977 Chevy Monza that got near 40 miles per gallon and could scratch the tires in 3 out of 4 gears...I also had a slamming sound system in that thing and I was thumping the neighborhood long before it was the cool ting to do

Really the only tool you'll need is a harbor freight multimeter for about 15 bucks. Just use the car battery for power.
I relate to your background. As a yoot I and my buddies built small block chevy motors for the local dirt track races.
Low budget. Junk yard parts. Could swap out a motor and be spinning the tires in less than a case of beer.
You should get and OBD II tester though. Can't find a problem these days without one.
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OBD I Series around here .

Has come in pretty handy more than once .


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Had a 64 chevy nova. I still miss ol' Bess.
I have looked into purchasing one to work on for fun.
My dreamers dream is finding Bess somehow and making things right, now that I have skill, discipline, and fundage.
daydream
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(05-22-2020, 06:18 PM)PickleSnout Wrote: Had a 64 chevy nova. I still miss ol' Bess.
I have looked into purchasing one to work on for fun.
My dreamers dream is finding Bess somehow and making things right, now that I have skill, discipline, and fundage.
daydream

That is so awesome

the old novas.....I liked them too but never owned one....I remember as a kid there was this lot we passed on the school bus that had like 10 of them just rusting away and I always wanted one

I'd take an early 60's ford falcon or fairlane in a pinch though....the 66 falcon or 67 fairlane is hot

There is a guy down the street from me that has a 57 chevy upon blocks and is rebuilding it.....it's a hope thing for me to see him finish it
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Cars lost their character in...mmm...1978-ish

My brother had a 1977 monte carlo and I loved that car....it was classy. He also had a 1976 Mustang.....when they were transitioning....not a great ride

I ended up at some point later in life with a 1978 Pontiac Grand Prix.....400 small block....it was so cool.... it could burn the tires off

fun times

It would be hard to pick the best vehicle ever...I have a diverse opinion based on use
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(05-22-2020, 03:53 PM)Guest Wrote: So I think I blew my head gasket today....

I had to run out and pick up a prescription this morning.  I jumped on the interstate to avoid the downtown congestion.  I get to the pharmacy, no problems but when I get near the front of my vehicle, I can kinda smell radiator fluid.  No biggie I think...I just filled the reservoir a couple days ago and maybe I over filled it.

Get my scripts and jump back in for the ride home.  

Back on the interstate, no problems.

Drop off the interstate to get back on the main drag you have to take to get to my neighborhood.  No problems.

I get about 3 miles from the house and get caught by a red light....I see steam!

wtf?

So I pull off to the side and pop the hood...my radiator is blowing fluid out from an apparent crack at the top.

I had some anti-freeze with me so I refill the reservoir and bee line back to the house.

as I pull in the driveway, it is steaming and clattering and doesn't sound good.

I am letting it cool and will try to start it later.  I am not a mechanic but I used to work on all my pre 80's hot rods and I kinda know that sound....it is not a sound you ever want to hear

There is one problem. The rugged space age plastic likes to get brittle and break over time. If it leaks, that means
it is not holding pressure. Higher temperatures prevent liquids from coming to a boil. Hence, the creation of the Boiler.
Pressure something up to prevent it from coming to a boil and you have a low pressure boiler.....just like your water heater
in the house. Most modern radiators in cars have 2 thin plastic retaining tanks. One on each side. Yeah, they like to split
on a seam.

You can add water to your system instead of radiator fluid in a pinch. Try and use the filtered water but tap water will do if you are
limited. Also, make sure the engine is running when you add it if the system is hot. Add slowly.

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