I've searched and searched, and found the 10 million different opinions that all seem to work. I'm fixing to re-plumb my whole setup to get rid of the ugly copper tubing the previous owner thought looked good. I have some questions...
I have OT Bassett Headers, BBC, Dominator Pump (don't know if any of that matters)
I think I would either like to run a water bypass system to reduce pressure, or the 4 port thermostat housing to keep engine temps constant.
I was at the lake last weekend and saw a neat setup where the fresh water came in the bottom of the engine by the oil pan in those two drain plugs on each side. The owner said it helped keep oil temps cooler. Is this true? What are the pro's and con's to this?
If you run the 4 port tstat setup, do you still need a pressure regulator or a bypass regulator?
Basically what it comes down too, is I want to run a really nice looking setup that will keep the engine in its operating temp that it needs to be in...... It's a lake boat that is never going to see a drag strip. It gets the occasional heads up lake race, but that's it. mostly cruising.
Can someone please tell me what is the BEST way to plumb one to keep pressure down, heat up to where it needs to be, and be reliable.
Filter on the feed? Yes? No?
Thanks for any help guys!