1223Re: 1980-1985 eldo/seville cooling....need help, how to succesfully pull it off???
- Jul 18, 2004Both cars have shrouds, one from an 1980 toronado, one from a 1979
eldo, both bolt on and look factory. I may remove one and take it
down the highway. The factory shroud is mostly flat on the last 5
inchs of the shroud. I guess it's possible it's restricting airflow,
but I doubt it since it sits 2-3 inches away from teh radiator.
--- In Cadillac_Performance_Association@yahoogroups.com, RGermain
> durring the swap, did you remove the fan shroud?both
> often, the shroud has quite an impact on the air flow.
> if there isnt one, try to fabricate one and se if it helps
> mpascino_ny <mpascino@a...> wrote:
> Hello again everyone, I have a 1985 eldorado and a 1985 seville,
> cars have olds 350s with mild mods, one is MPI, both have 325-4l's.
> I have never really had any problems to speak of with the cars,more
> of just pet pevvs I guess. Both cars have 3 core radiators, whichin
> theroy should be more than enough to keep em running cool. Eachrunning
> summer season that has gone by, both cars have minor trouble
> cool. Both radiators are roughly 5 years old, and have beenreguarly
> flushed. I have measured the temps across the radiator with an IRthe
> probe and found it to be pretty uniform. Both cars have mechanical
> clutch fans, both newer. The cars only start to run warm when on
> highway. Around town isn't really a problem. I can't understand1980
> what could possibly be the problem. I am using fan shroud off a
> toronado, which is a direct bolt on. Once I start to run warm, Ia
> find the radiator temp is about equal to the engine itself,
> suggesting I am not getting enough air flow to cool the radiator
> down. There is nothing in front of the radiator or evaporator for
> the AC to restrict air flow. Has anyone else had this problem? Is
> it possible there is not enough room for air to flow through the
> engine compartment? I seem to think the problem was not existant
> when I first did the swap, but I also didn't drive either vehicle
> much back then, and prob not much during the hot summer days. The
> eldorado is at the point where I can not drive it anymore. I have
> 160 degree thermostat in it, and when I drive it easy, it stillruns
> up to 190 degrees within 15 minutes. Sorry for the long messagebut
> I am stuck. One car is set up similar to a 1979 eldo, coolingsystem
> and all. Does anyone know if they had cooling problems from theenough
> factory. I just don't see how at 70 MPH how I could not have
> air through the radiator.......I am considering buying a brand newService.
> radiator and giving it a whirl as a last resort, maybe even having
> one of mine recored with 4 cores. Cody, do you have any trouble
> keeping the 472 cool? Thanks in advance for and info or advice.
> Mike Pascino
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