Overheating Issue with new 350 sbc

84ChevyFloridatruck

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Hi, looking for some insight. I have a fresh 350 sbc, gen 1 that is overheating above 210-230. I have a new high-flow pump, all new hoses, new 180 thermostat, and new 3-row aluminum rad. Also note a new flex fan without a clutch. I'm not trying to overthink it, just doesn't make sense. Also ordered a new temp gauge (auto gauge)to ensure temp is accurate.
 

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Clutch

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In my experience a clutch fan cools better. I just went threw this with my K30 and attributed the problem to the fact that I was running pulleys and brackets from a car the truck series pulleys are different diameters to cause the components to spin at different speeds
 

blk7gxn

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Sometimes too if the flow rate is so fast its not having a chance to cool down in the radiator.
 
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allen439

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do you have the air dam installed? Without the air dam, you will experience higher temps. And Did U Route The Hoses Correctly? It Happened To Me Once in my Ford f250 truck which i use for Roadside Assistance Services, there was a minor issue then I fixed that by myself. problem must be between these issues which i mentioned above,