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    1978 FJ55 - Vintage AC added and now the engine runs hot.

    Well I got her all legal on Monday as you will see below. Also I've included some pics of the AC/radiator/fan setup and the vintage parts used.
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    1978 FJ55 - Vintage AC added and now the engine runs hot.

    Well I made it home. Picked up the Pig Friday morning and drove it up to the Colony area for lunch and then down to Lake Brownwood for the weekend. From there we drove into Brownwood a couple times and then on Sunday I drove it back to Midland (3.5 hours). I never ran her over 100Km/hr (62-65...
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    1978 FJ55 - Vintage AC added and now the engine runs hot.

    Picking up the Pig today. Will post updates soon.
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    1978 FJ55 - Vintage AC added and now the engine runs hot.

    will do. Going to follow up with the shop today and see where we are on it.
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    1978 FJ55 - Vintage AC added and now the engine runs hot.

    Yes. Stock that was just rebuilt.
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    1978 FJ55 - Vintage AC added and now the engine runs hot.

    I can't do any of that, the truck is 5 hours away in Dallas. This guy came highly recommended but I am fast losing confidence in his ability. I went ahead and gave the OK to recore the radiator as I'm sure it hasn't been done, ever.
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    1978 FJ55 - Vintage AC added and now the engine runs hot.

    yes there is a shroud. nothing restricting the air flow in front of the radiator. I'll see if I can post a few pics. I don't know about upgrading the fan, I havent looked into that.
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    1978 FJ55 - Vintage AC added and now the engine runs hot.

    Long story short, but I have my Pig at a shop in the Dallas area and the guy says that according to his heat gun the engine is running 225 at the head with the AC on and 200 without it on. He has added an extra electric fan which has a helped a little at idle but not much effect at highway...
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    Jim C-TLC Performance

    Thanks. That's good to know.
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    Jim C-TLC Performance

    Did you ever get in touch with him? I'm in the same boat.
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    fj40 carb cooling fan...do you run yours?

    Recently bought a 78 Fj55 from Canada and had it shipped to Texas. Poor old Pig probably never saw over 80 F where it came from. It has no carb fan currently and I'm having vapor lock issues. Glad I found this thread. I'm going to start with an aftermarket solution and then look for the correct...
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