1973ford f350 460 v8 backfires and heats up

Asked by Oct 02, 2015 at 09:18 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my vehicle is scs 2wd 140wb at trans. 80k miles. sat for 10 yrs. i have been
changing parts as i discover them, fuel pump.gaskets and seals of course
rebuilt stock carb...4brl. just as it seemed to be finished with the ageing bugs
from non-use //// it started overheating. flushed.thermos-stated.hosed etc. any
clues to why this engine seems to run unusually hot? Stock equipment ,any
would be appreciated/// guess they are known for this in the RV kingdom

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If it sat for 10 years and did not have adequate antifreeze the impeller on the water pump may have corroded to the point it is ineffective. Check your ignition timing, if it is too retarded it will lead to knocking and heat build up.

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