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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Aug 3rd, 17, 1:01 PM Thread Starter
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1967 Chevelle - What temp does the temp light turn on?

We converted the 6cyl to a 283 small block. Purchased a sending unit for the 283 small block.

Curious if anyone knows what temperature the temp light comes on at?

I may need to connect a gauge to see what is going on.

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Re: 1967 Chevelle - What temp does the temp light turn on?

I don't know the answer to your question but in my experience the light in any car I've owned the light comes on about time I see steam coming out from under the hood.Install a gauge.
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Re: 1967 Chevelle - What temp does the temp light turn on?

After it is to late to save any coolant and in all probability the engine

X 2 on what Dean said, one of the first things I installed on mine after buying it

Never had mine come on

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Re: 1967 Chevelle - What temp does the temp light turn on?

At the risk of sounding like a smart ass....."Way To Late", and that is speaking from experience. One of the first things I did with my Chevelle was to install the big three Oil Pressure, Water Temperature, Amp's.
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Just went through the same thing with my '66, was driving me crazy not knowing what the water temps are.

I finally installed a gauge, get to 195 max, idling, hot weather etc. stock 283, 2 barrel, powerglide, stock fan, stock radiator.
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Re: 1967 Chevelle - What temp does the temp light turn on?

It depends on what part number they sold you. If you have your r receipt or the box you can research it on the manufacturers website which will give specs. From memory I want to say that 245-260 is about right, but no matter what, that's too hot.

I have a full aftermarket dash in my 64, and in addition to gauges I installed warning lights for oil pressure and temp. Because I don't always pay attention to the gauges as I'm going down the road. If you do some research you can find a sender that will trigger the light at whatever temp you want. For my car, where I live, I never see above 200 degrees. I installed a 215 degree sender, so that if something is amiss, the light will come on before it goes nuclear.

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Re: 1967 Chevelle - What temp does the temp light turn on?

I stopped by the store and picked up an inexpensive manual water temperature gauge. We drove the car over to a friends house who is going to help tune the new holly carb for us, and the car never went over 180. The gauge was 18 bucks and it took about 15 minutes to install. Funny thing, the dummy light never came on today either. I'll keep you posted.

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Re: 1967 Chevelle - What temp does the temp light turn on?

If this was a first time start of a new engine then you probably had an air pocket. Did you put the new temp probe where the old sender was?

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If this was a first time start of a new engine then you probably had an air pocket. Did you put the new temp probe where the old sender was?
No, I left the dummy light connected to the sensor in the head (which, if I remember correctly, was the stock location when I disassembled), and I added the gauge where the intake manifold had been plugged (front drivers side). I imagine there is some difference between the head temp and the water radiator fluid flowing through the system.

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Re: 1967 Chevelle - What temp does the temp light turn on?

I was working on an oldsmobile a few years ago and found where the 350 in that engine, the temp light came on at 243

When you are cranking the engine---does the light come on??
It should come on while cranking for a "bulb check"

If installing an electrical gauge---proper voltage to the gauge and a proper ground to the engine are a must
bad ground/low voltage will show high temps and low oil pressure (if electric gauge)

Not uncommon for the older cars to have the temp (or oil) lamp flicker on a hot day at a light.
Had an old Chrysler 300 that did it on a regular basis if the outside temps were over 95 (and I lived in Phoenix at the time).
Soon as the engine was revved and the car started moving, light went out----drove it like this for almost 10 years, til it was stolen--4-spd car too

I thought I was having issues with my little Ranchero for a bit
cruising was reading over 220-----but the factory gauge was "dead nuts" in the middle of the gauge
Added another gauge to the radiator cap and found it is only running at around 200---------will have to get a new sender and gauge I guess.
That car has a tiny radiator so I pretty much expect it get a bit toasty at hiway speeds and outside @ 90+

My 59 Elky runs a bit warm as well---those don't have very big surface areas for cooling either.
Cooling fans come on @ 223 and off @ 205---I'm okay with that.

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Re: 1967 Chevelle - What temp does the temp light turn on?

I use this switch to turn my fans on for my s10
ACDelco D1855B. Comes on at 215 and off at 190 it would work good for a warning light.

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Re: 1967 Chevelle - What temp does the temp light turn on?

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No, I left the dummy light connected to the sensor in the head (which, if I remember correctly, was the stock location when I disassembled), and I added the gauge where the intake manifold had been plugged (front drivers side). I imagine there is some difference between the head temp and the water radiator fluid flowing through the system.

Any thoughts?

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I don't believe 67 small block Chevrolet heads had a place in the head to install a sensor. They were mounted in the intake manifold.

Post casting numbers and casting dates of your heads. Also pictures of side and end.

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