400 motor questions
Well, finally got the car back from the mechanic. Ended up replacing the starter, radiator (bought a 4 core radiator from Ledfoot Racing), and did some rewiring. Car is running pretty strong. Compression is level across all cylinders (between 110-115), except cylinder 8 (showing 88). Hoping driving it for a little might fix it a little (he said the rings look ok).
My question...I took it out for a drive the other night. Temp gauge never crossed the halfway mark, even idling in traffic, and it was 92 degrees out and pretty humid. Brought the car home, pulled into the garage, and it died. Wouldn't crank, wouldn't even buzz when I put the key in the ignition. I let it sit for a few hrs, then tightened down the battery connections. However, the motor was still hot to the touch, and that was after sitting with the hood open for 4+ hrs. I'm going to attempt to start it this afternoon. What would cause the block/heads to still be that hot after that time?
Car is a numbers matching 68 GTO, 400/4 speed, 51k original miles.
68 Canary Yellow GTO
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