Have you looked at the spark plugs? Check the color on them, it's easy. I might be wrong, but 132 main seems bit too small for 2L.
The spark plugs looked ok to me, but I'll post a pic shortly to hear your opinion.
From what I have read, 132 is indeed too small, but could that be the cause of hot running or is it just a red herring? The temp problem exists at idle as well as at speed -- does that rule out the main jets as a possible cause of the higher temperatures I'm seeing?
, no worries. I'm contemplating ordering a new shroud and mechanical fan to try your suggestion. The cost is the trouble. I'm in Canada, which means I pay through the nose for shipping. If I'm gonna pay for shipping, it feels like I may as well get a new rad, too. Mine is clearly old and, even if it's okay, it can't last forever. So following your suggestion becomes a $400 proposition. That's why I hesitate. But I may yet do just that.
Maybe I can get my hands on some carb jets locally and give that a quick try.
Or throw my hands up and bring the car to a pro. That's an option too.
I'm very grateful for all your assistance everyone. Thanks for your patience. For those who may be wondering, yes, the friggin fan is turning the right way. I'm uninformed but not stupid.