I’m looking for advice. I plan to put my T in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The route is about 2-3 miles. The temperature here will probably be mid 50’s to mid 60’s. There is alot of starting and stopping. Thanks for anytips.
Be sure the radiator is not the original one. Fill the coolant to just over the tubes in the radiator, about 4 " below the word “Ford”. Pull the spark lever all the way down after the engine is running. Keep the engine running at a fast idle so the fan can do its job. Parking brake lever pulled half way so the car can use low gear and neutral.
I’ve been in many parades in Dallas, typically 100 - 110 degrees F and never had a problem. This is the 4th of July Lakewood parade in 2014.
I don’t know if its the original radiator but I will follow your other instructions.
If it overheats it’s a bad radiator 99.999 % of the time.
I took the rad out as soon as I got my T home after buying it. Took it to a rad shop to get it rodded out and the leaks fixed. The rad shop said it was full of stop leak, that stuff will cause overheating!