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i was talking to my uncle who builds hot rods (hes a millionare, go figure) anyway i was tellin him my plans to rebuild the 400 and he said to be sure to use a block filler in the "water jackets" its supposed to add some longevity to the engine. and that what im after DURABILTY! so my question is where and what does a water jacket look like i swear ive never heard that term before.
 

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:roflmao: at block filler. The water jackets surround the cylinder and are filled with coolant. :)



Last edited by Foompla at Nov 14 2003, 04:00 AM
 

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yes, do not listen to your uncle on this one..

if it were a drag car, fine, but if you want to use it on the street..






bad idea!
 

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I agree don't do it.

But, I think your uncle was probably referring to doing a partial fill which would-- in theory--- force the water to flow through the engine faster, keeping it cooler. But with the lost of surface area it is kind of counter productive, at least for a street car.
 
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