You can ask any of the old Ford racing mechanics about water flow. If the water flows too fast through the head it will not cool right. On occasions I had to cut every other impeller from a water pump to slow the water flow.
Go to Napa and buy an infa red Temp gun and check for hot spots on the head. Compare one side with the other.
My last Ford engine was a full race 429 big block stroker and I had a water flow problem on the right head. Those are huge heads over 100 lbs a piece. I went from a hi-flow water pump to a stock Ford pump and it fixed the problem. You have to admit, some thing is wrong and I don't think it is gaskets or the head.
Are you running a t-stat? If not PUT ONE IN! It will modify the water flow so the engine will cool evenly.
Saturday, April 1st, 2006 AT 11:23 AM