YES! ^^^^THIS ^^^^A good radiator......good water pump.....good thermostat and a clean block with a good Antifreeze mixture cannot be beat for cooling and CORROSION RESISTANCE....especially with multiple metals in the system Putts!!
+1 for sure.A good radiator......good water pump.....good thermostat and a clean block with a good Antifreeze mixture cannot be beat for cooling and CORROSION RESISTANCE....especially with multiple metals in the system Putts!!
Hello 7 Litre,Hummm, my 66 Gal 7 Liter appears to be 100% stock with no missing parts. It's an automatic car with no A/C. My car has no shroud (and no sign that one was ever installed). So is it possible these Galaxie's with 428 engines came with no radiator shrouds?
Thank you for the reply to my question. That's good to know. I've have my engine rebuilt back to stock (all though it needed to be bored .030" over). I'm still working on getting it drive-able so I haven't tested if I have overheating issues on the road yet. But just sitting in the garage and running it seems to be fine. I've added a temp gauge and after 20 min at various RPM's it seems to hold the coolant to 190 F (OAT 80 F).Hello 7 Litre,
Yes yours most likely did not come with a fan shroud. My above post was in relation to cars fitted with air conditioning. Many cars without A/C and lower horsepower engines were not fitted with a shroud back in this time period. The performance cars were usually outfitted with a fan shroud and thermostatic fan. If you have a look the R code (427) galaxies, they came with a shroud.
But every 3rd gen full size Ford with A/C, be it integral (factory) or dealer installed (hang on) has a shroud and it's imperative sitting at idle in traffic on a hot summers day with the A/C on.
I'd like to add that when Ford didn't put a shroud on at the factory it was for a stock engine. When the original engine configuration gets changed (as many do) things like improper ignition timing, lean mixtures and miscalculated camshafts/pistons/head volumes can result in a low dynamic compression ratio and raise the heat output significantly even at idle and at that point increasing the cooling via a shroud and possible a fan clutch would be needed to prevent overheating, even without air conditioning.