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    moparsquid FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    I have found what seems to be a good deal but I need to know can you run solid ally heads on a water block(stock factory) without having heating problems or do I need to concrete the block
     
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    493 Mike FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    More info on heads would be helpful. What is the intended use?
    Mike
     
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    moparsquid FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    The heads are from a alky dragster blown and be used on a gasser fire strip use only ally also I believe they are Indiy heads solid no water passage
     
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    Race only yes. Any amount of driving no. Most of an engines heat is in the chambers and carried away by the water in the heads.
     
  5. moparsquid

    moparsquid FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    Sorry my texting was all bad spelling should I fill the block or use a external water pump to help keep it cool while idling
     
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    493 Mike FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    I have no experience with solid cylinder heads but, I do not think a water pump will do anything for you-no connection between cylinder banks without thru head flow. The combustion chambers are where the heat is produced and the block is mainly a conduit for the hot coolant to pass thru on it's way to a radiator-if one is used. What do the racers using these heads do for between rounds cool down?
    Mike
     
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    moparsquid FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    I agree I got swayed by the price I don't want to get in an area I have no understanding ,parts are in my opinion very exotic and needs a mech that has experience with them
     
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