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Old 02-06-2011, 08:26 PM   #21
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A case could also be made for circulation through the entire head,Not having a dead end at the front.I think that it would offer more consistent head/combustion chamber area temps.More even temps will afford the ability to run more Ignition advance,resulting in more power.This is not my theory,it was proven by Smokey Yunick,years ago.
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You never need to take it off.
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:22 PM   #23
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You never need to take it off.
Let's just say that my motor blows because of the huge holset turbo that i'm seeing if I can spool and I have to get a new engine block. I can't just take the freeze plug out and put it on the new block but that will not be a problem with the block off plate.
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:27 PM   #24
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Let's just say that my motor blows because of the huge holset turbo that i'm seeing if I can spool and I have to get a new engine block. I can't just take the freeze plug out and put it on the new block but that will not be a problem with the block off plate.
You're talking about investing all this money in a larger turbo setup and you're worried about freeze plug costs?
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I was joking of course! The plug is like $.97 at auto zone. I just want the block off plate so I can tap it to run the coolant lines from it. And I don't want that huge water neck sticking out of the head just so I can use the two little coolant taps on it.
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I don't want to leave the water neck sticking out of the head because there is no reason for it and doesn't look good. I remember I saw the block off plates f/s somewhere, they even had the little groove for the O-ring that is there.
If i can't find one I will try making one because it is not a permanent solution like the freeze plug.
Thanks for the info.
Freeze plugs are just as easy to knock out as they are to knock in, plus they're really cheap.
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Here are some pictures of the cool block off plate that I got from Reverend Greg.
I have to get some new bolts for it tho.
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Thanks with the right bolts it is going to be a shame that it wont even be seen....enjoy.
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