Hi, I had some previous posts and got good feedback on my newly acquired car. I did as advised and got a temp gauge installed on cylinder 3. Had metal made to close off the circular hole in front of engine and a couple strips on side of motor. Took the car out in the evening last night to test and it is still hitting 350-360 degrees on the cylinder 3 (4th gear, 50-55 mph, flat/florida/orlando city driving). The oil temp gauge is lower. On the advice of the local mechanic I am running 87 octane but now he says maybe go the other end and run highest super unleaded to see if that drops the temp down.
He is now it the bring it by, we will play with timing, fuel mixtures and trial and error stuff if I bring it in again for this. Any advice? Is there some aux fan i can mount back there or something that serves as a solution? At some point I would like to go on the highway and use this car other than to take it from one shop to the next. If I try to go 60-70 im going to be higher than 350 on that cylinder sensor and im told that is not good.
Also, saw some strap G3 interior door releases that might fix my door handle dilemma, anyone know a link to the ones that are appropriate for my car?