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'82 F-150 runnin' hot
I just need a little history lesson here as I have never owned a vehicle this old before. This thing has me in age by about 5 years. Lol!
My great grandpa gave me this truck recently and it's been sitting in a shed for a while. At the ripe old age of 93 he hasn't driven it much over the last 10 years. The first drive I had with it, the thermostat seemed to be intermittently opening and closing. Therefore, I replaced the thermostat and flushed the radiator.
Now, given that I live in Texas, it gets to the point of overheating simply driving down the highway. Granted there is no overdrive and the engine is turning 3000 rpm at 70 mph, but I just wanted to know if there was something else I needed to be looking for to help cool this thing down. As it stands, I either have to avoid the heat of the day or cut the speed back to 55 which seems to piss other drivers off.