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for some reason Network54 forgot me so I am now in under a new name.
I already posted a while ago about my 1968 Lancer w/IO repower project and intend to use closed cooling for the engine. I have gotten a lot of conflicting information/advice about the possible perils of doing a full closed cooling system and at this time am inclined to go block only.
I see a number of different vendors who make after market closed cooling kits and wondering if anyone has any opinions on sources good, bad or indifferent.
One thing I know for sure is I will be using a crank driven raw water pump and pulling raw water thru a hull fitting, not the Volvo I/O unit so I am sure I am moving enough water.
Since P/O had already installed two 3" exhaust outlets thru the transom I will be using them for exhaust, not the i/o unit. I do need to find or fabricate a plate to block the exhaust opening in the transom shield.
My previous thread ended with me fighting with the old PDS unit and retaining ring and fortunately I have been able to find a brand new replacement, that has quite the adventure.
Currently too cold for any serious work here in RI but will post more updates soon.