Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: AShland City, TN. Roughly 30 mins west of Nashville.
Thanks for the replies guys. OneofAMillion+, when you're talking about putting in a catch can, are you meaning between the PCV valve and the spacer? Would I mount it to the rear of the apron? Subpar63, the main reason I was worried about the temps is because I put in a Borgeson power steering conversion kit and had to send the pump back twice because the engine bay was getting so hot that it was causing the pump to get hot and in turn, causing the dipstick to break off. Since then though, I've wrapped the pressure line and part of the return line in heat reflective tape and a power steering fluid cooler that I mounted to the radiator. I haven't had any issue since but when I mash down on the gas paddle at about 190 degrees, it shoots up to around 205 in a matter of seconds and I get a brief whiff of burning plastic, which makes me super paranoid because that's exactly what I would smell when the pump was getting too hot. Difference is, it's just a brief whiff rather than that's all I smell until I turn the car off. Haha.
331 Stroker; Ported Fuel Injection
Performer RPM Heads; Victor Jr. Intake; Victor Series Water Pump; Electric Fuel Pump in Tank; Mildly Lopey Cam (unsure of grind); Comp Cams Roller Rockers; Shorty Headers; 2.5" Exhaust With X-pipe and Delta 50 Mufflers