1967 Ghia overheating

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1967 Ghia overheating

Postby BlakeH00 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:11 pm

So I got a new ghia, and I can't touch the dipstick after driving half a mile. The plugs are light brown, timing is about 0 degrees to help with the heat, and the points are new and gapped to .018. Tinwork is under the engine on both sides. Fan is not blocked. When cold the lever is pointed straight up, when it's hot its almost all the way to the passenger side. There is no thermostat I can see. Oil pressure does not drop very far when hot but there is no temp gauge. Help!

EDIT: I found the thermostat, it is fully compressed cold.
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Re: 1967 Ghia overheating

Postby huntedjedi » Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:57 pm

Stock motor? If its a dual relief case I'd check the cooler bypass plunger, mine was sticking and did the same thing.
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Re: 1967 Ghia overheating

Postby BlakeH00 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:12 am

It is a 1600 SP b code out of a 68 bus. I'll check those tonight. The green light and pressure gauge says my oil pressure is happy even when it is scalding hot.
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Re: 1967 Ghia overheating

Postby BlakeH00 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:34 pm

Pulled the shroud off, all clean. Checked timing- 2 degrees, backed off to about 0. Adjusted thermo. Dropped the oil cooler plunger, had to unstick it. Pulled the dipstick after a 60 mph run down expressway and hit it with an IR thermometer - 210. Can hold on to the dipstick for a few seconds. Seems to have been fixed.

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