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 Posted: Jul 24, 2019 10:24AM
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I changed the radiator to aluminum & it is 1" thicker,went to the 11 blade fan &180degree thermastat. It is still running 210 at the highest. When i checked it with a heat meter the radiator read 130, theblock 218. Is 210 Ok ? If not any ideas
When does it reach 210 idling at a light or on the highway?
What size engine?
Have you checked the timing not just at idle also the maximum advance?
Have you flushed the system?

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make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

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Try a 160 deg. thermostat, it's what I run on an A+ 1275, with three drilled 1/8" holes. 

 Posted: Jul 24, 2019 08:53AM
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I changed the radiator to aluminum & it is 1" thicker,went to the 11 blade fan &180degree thermastat. It is still running 210 at the highest. When i checked it with a heat meter the radiator read 130, theblock 218. Is 210 Ok ? If not any ideas