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92 ford bronco with 408 stroker engine

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I've got a 92 Ford Bronco with a 408 Stroker engine and I noticed that it gets up to about 210 degrees when it is about 90 degrees outside or higher, I noticed the temperature change after i replaced the OE radiator to an after market radiator which I replaced when it still was a 351  from O'reillys. I double checked to make sure that it wasn't the thermostat put in wrong. So , I'm thinking the after market radiator has 2 rows which I read cools better than a 4 row. It has electric fans but that doesn't seem to be the problem. Does anyone know how many rows an OE radiator from Ford had and should I be using a radiator with bigget flow tubes on the inside of the radiator or could the fans be too strong for the radiator.  Any help will be apprciated.

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Are the fans pushers or pullers?  

What is the CFM rating of the fans?  

Is there a shroud on the radiator to make the fans more efficient?

Do you have A/C?

What is the thermostat rating?

Have you flushed the system?

What area of the country are you located in?

What is your antifreeze ratio?

 

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The fans are pullers and there 4,000 cfm dual fans built into a shroud and I haven't got the a/c fixed yet. The thermostat is 195 degrees, the engine is new and so is everything else. I live in St. Louis, Mo. and  the antifreeze is 50/50. I need to get the temperature down so that when I find the leak on a/c it doesn't overheat

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Sounds good, the only thing I can think of is to put in a lower temperature thermostat, (160 or 180) and consider an over sized radiator, (not sure you could get a larger radiator than you already have) or even a higher CFM fan.

 

I had the same problem and used a radiator designed for an A/C engine, (no A/C in truck), a 4200 CFM fan from a Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6 liter engine, a 180 thermostat, and a fan control with an adjustable cut in temperature control, ( Adjusted to cut in at about 5 degrees after the thermostat opened).  

 

Electrical diagram of the control http://www.supermotors.net/registry/media/1038831

 

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