cooling ?

Old 09-30-2007, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by zipper06
Definately do something in the thermostat housing such as restricting the flow. I use a restrictor washer with a 3/8" hole to slow down the water flow, giving it more time to cool in the radiator, when i run gas. but most of the time i run alcohol where i have no cooling problem.

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Zip can you confirm that 3/8" was a typo if so I am going to get the little moroso kit that comes with 5/8",3/4" an 1" and use the 5/8" in mine because at the moment I don't have anything in it now.
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Old 09-30-2007, 05:21 PM
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Well at 35 the timing sounds right on, so I will have to agree with some of the others about air flow or water going thru to fast.
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Old 10-01-2007, 10:25 AM
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I’ve been wondering about those electric pumps some guy told me they won't work on the street.

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Old 10-07-2007, 08:53 PM
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Why does a 6" rod in a 400 make it wear out so quickly?
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Old 10-07-2007, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by woodsman
Originally Posted by zipper06
Definately do something in the thermostat housing such as restricting the flow. I use a restrictor washer with a 3/8" hole to slow down the water flow, giving it more time to cool in the radiator, when i run gas. but most of the time i run alcohol where i have no cooling problem.

JMO

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Zip can you confirm that 3/8" was a typo if so I am going to get the little moroso kit that comes with 5/8",3/4" an 1" and use the 5/8" in mine because at the moment I don't have anything in it now.
Oop!! sorry 5/8" washer.

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Old 10-07-2007, 10:54 PM
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Thanks Zip thats what I am going to go with 5/8".
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