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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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it is made for drag race cars that do not have a cooling system, the water jackets are the areas around the cylinders, inside the engine block, that are basically open spaces for coolant to move around in.
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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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