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Old 08-23-2012, 10:15 PM   #1
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Alright me and my dad bought a '64 1/2 with a '71 302 v8 in it and it overheats like crazy. We've changed about everything but the motor and it still has issues. We'd like to try to get it repaired rather than buy a replacement. We don't know that much and thought we'd turn to the experts here. Any ideas what the problem is and what needs to be done?

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Or can recommend someone in the Atlanta, Georgia who knows what they're doing.
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Alright me and my dad bought a '64 1/2 with a '71 302 v8 in it and it overheats like crazy. We've changed about everything but the motor and it still has issues. We'd like to try to get it repaired rather than buy a replacement. We don't know that much and thought we'd turn to the experts here. Any ideas what the problem is and what needs to be done?

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Or can recommend someone in the Atlanta, Georgia who knows what they're doing.
1. Cooling system plugged up and needs flushed out.
2. Blown head gasket or cracked block or head.
3. Cooling fan inadequate.
4. Timing retarded to far.
5. Radiator cooling fins bent over or stopped up.
6. Water pump impeller corroded and worn away.
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Also to add one to Trojans list:
Water pump turning the wrong way.
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:27 PM   #4
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It might be a little far fetched but the dumbass I bought my car from had the headgaskets on backwards
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It might be a little far fetched but the dumbass I bought my car from had the headgaskets on backwards
That'll do it.
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I think it's something just with the engine itself. Because we would've caught anything else by this point. We've switched fans and stuff like that so what would be wrong with the engine that'd cause it? Like a crack in the block and similar things.

Plus while looking on Craigslist we found a cobra for 600 we might look at. By this point it'd probably be more cost efficient to do that.
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