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Ignition timing on a 1963 chrysler newport? I have replaced the water pump, therm., temp sending unit, and now my car is over heating. The car did not overheat prior to this. I had the distributer out of the car at the same time, and I think my timing could be off. Could this be the cause of my problem???? Thanks Additional Details - 1 year ago I am going to try a new sending unit. Everything else is good to go.

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Possibly, but not likely. More probable would be either a restriction in the coolant flow (part of a gasket, rust, etc) caught in the thermostat or perhaps around the water pump. is there ANY chance that you put the thermostat in up-side-down? This happens very frequently. The temperature bulb must go into the engine and NOT toward the housing. The flow is from the engine up and out to the radiator. If the thermostat is in backwards, the hot water isn't sensed by the thermostat, therefore it won't open up. As for the timing, as I remember, I THINK it is about 6 degrees advanced. You can leave the vacuum advance hose connected. Very long time ago, and an incredibly high quality memory, but very low quantity! Good Luck.

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You would have air pockets with a new thermostat and none if you leave it out.
Are you sure you are burping the cooling system with the new thermostat installed ?
Its also possible you have a leaking head gasket or other problem that is being amplified by having the thermostat installed. Something may be heating up with and not without.

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