I posted this on a site that had been started a while back instead of starting a new thread. Sorry for all the confusion and posts. Blonde you know!!
I had been asked to provide some pictures of the set-up of the belts and pulleys on my newly restored car. Hopefully the pictures and information I am providing will be enough to help someone let me know what I need to do to stop the over heating I am experiencing.
The pictures can be viewed at
This car overheats and I was told it was the pulley set-up that could be under driving the water pump. Could someone take a look at my website and let me know if they see any issues or have suggestions on whatI need to do. Thanks
Here is the set-up I have now:
One belt runs water pump, crank and alternator. The second belt is around the pump, crank and power steering and the third belt is around the a/c compressor, crank and idler. The dimensions of the pulleys are.
Outside dimensions 5 1/2 " on the water pump, 2 1/2" on the alternator, and 6 1/4" on the crank. The idler is a 3" pulley and the a/c pulley is 5 1/4". Hope this helps.
Hi. I am new to this forum and have seen some of the posts. I need some expert or just good advice for that matter. I just got done with the restoration of my 1965 fastback 2+2 Mustang. They used my old block but bore it out to a 302.I installed Vintage Air, a new stock radiator 3 core anda fixed6 blade fan but no shroud. I have a stock water pump and a 195 thermostat. I am having over heating issues. It seemed to do fine on the freeway staying at about half but once I start an incline or idle for a while it goes all the way up and starts to boil when I stop the car. It pegs out on the temperature gauge before I stop. I have heard I should have used the new aluminum radiator but I would like to think this car should run fine with all the new items I put on. Could it be an issue with the A/C or could the water pump pulleys be under driven? I think I may have an issue with the way the pulleys are set up. I am very frustrated at the minute and would like to know if anyone has seen this problem or has any suggestions for me. Thanks