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    Default Plumbing water to heads first?

    I was thinking of a better way to help with detonation, am re-plumbing boat right now, someone suggested routing water into heads first then out of the front of block, any pros or cons to this. Oh its on a ford 460 11:1 compression with lightening headers.

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    Great idea if you don`t want to keep the engine full of water and quickly destroy it. That bandaid won`t work.

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    I did it years ago when we were running a blown gas deal. No problems but it was a BBC.
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    Why would it destroy it?

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    Air rises to the top. Unless you make some provision for constant air bleeds off the top of the heads, the block/heads may not be full of water and air-pocket free when filled from the top, and exit is at the bottom.

    I understand the impetuous for trying this (reducing detonation), but the old-school way works. I'd stick with it, and not reinvent the wheel.

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