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Some fords will not operate properly with the thermostst removed as there is to much water passing through the radiator too fast to transfer heat to the air. That is not a good idea. If the engine is overheating in drive It sound like the gears are stuck in too low a ratio hence an over reving engine or there is slippage occurring in the band/ clutck pack in the box. THis problem was experienced in a v6 commodore auto driven at speed over 100 kilometers ( around 60 miles) A replacement box fixed the problem as there was a fault in the design of material used in the band /clutches Have an auto shop check for pressures in box

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