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copper
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 51
posted February 08, 2004 10:49 AM  
Could somebody tell me if a person should or should'nt us the coolent restictor plates in a chevy 355 intake gasket like you do in a street car Thanks for the info!!!!!

BK19
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 477
posted February 08, 2004 11:45 AM  
I can see were you are coming from racer17. I've never run a restrictor & have'nt had heating problems ,but I've never run a stock pump. I wont argue with you now that I've thought about the stock pump thing. If it is the ex. restrictors you are talking about copper, I would run them. I use the felpro 1204 gaskets that have them made into them.

25JHenry
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 73
posted February 08, 2004 02:10 PM  
We run a stock water pump. Had all kinds of heating trouble when we first started last year. Tried no thermostat, different temp thermostats, a gutted thermostat, with mixed results. Had a good radiator and shroud with a solid 4 blade steel fan. What finally worked for us was using a 5/8" (hole) washer in place of the gutted thermostat which I believe has a 11/16" hole. The smaller hole restricted slightly more water and made the difference for me.

copper
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 51
posted February 08, 2004 07:11 PM  
BK19 you hit it on the nose. I had a brain fart when i put coolent instead if heat restrictors. If I understand what you mean, you would use them on both sides correct!!! Thanks about the waterpump advise guys it will also come in useful.

towmandan
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 370
posted February 08, 2004 07:44 PM  
Thats actually exaust that passes thru those holes and you want them blocked off they are for a stock intake that runs an EGR valve and you want to keep all that heat away from the intake and carb....hope this helps....towman

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