Along with the new radiator, we replaced the upper & lower radiator hoses. When we first started the vehicle after replacing a majority of the cooling system, the radiator fan would not kick on!
Thus, we installed an electronically controlled thermostat to read the coolant temperature inside the radiator & turn on an electric fan motor once it reaches over 100°C. Then after running the engine we tested the temperature of the engine block with an infrared thermometer & found the engine to be within operating temperature!
If you see this Hot Rod on the streets, do not fret! The bootlegged alcohol & cigarette carton days are far behind this mafioso vehicle!
As Summer begins in paradise, it is important to make sure not only you, but your vehicle too, stay cooled off!