I can share details when I get home, but my real question is about the basic design. Is there a thermostat out there that will block the bypass port to improve cooling?
Most thermostat systems (I thought) circulate through the bypass when cold, and as it warms up the Tstat not only opens to allow flow to radiator, but also lowers a blockoff plate to the bypass port to force flow into radiator. One of the many Tstats I bought even had a bypass plate... but it didn't fit.
I ran without a thermostat previously and the car did OK... had leaky rad and many issues. Now new rad and good pressure and I'm not happy. 160 deg high flow left me boiling after "cool down" and shut off. 180 deg high flow is working better, but runs too high for my liking (top 2/3 of hash marks) so i'll be pulling it before running again.
I'm pretty confident that a tstat that blocks bypass would fix this entirely. Anyone have any insight here?
Edited by Conrion, 13 July 2016 - 07:11 PM.