Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
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Condensers dump a lot of heat into the engine compartment, I took the AC out of my 66. I like the 160 thermostats they open earlier and start cooling process sooner, it is easier to keep it from getting to hot then getting it hot and trying to cool it down.
That said it will run at the temp that is consistent with your set up once the thermostat opens, if it is set up right should be cool.
Make sure your shrouds are right, fan blade half in and half out of shoud and your rubber fender shields in place.
275 does sound a bit high on the high side but if it stabilizes when fan on may be ok.
Electric fans can help, I just use a thermostatic clutch fan but no AC, which adds heat.