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Aluminum heads in saltt water??

Old 02-07-2002, 10:44 PM
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I was wondering if aluminum heads will corrode in salt water over the years?? I have seen a lot of talk about them being better and was considering using aluminum when i rebuild the top half of my SBC this spring. Is this the same case with aluminum intakes??
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Old 02-08-2002, 01:34 AM
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You can if you are rebuilding go with a closed system and then you will really have a long lasting set up

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Old 02-10-2002, 01:52 PM
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I just put closed cooling on my new engine because of aluminum intake. I think it will be worth the investment. ($570). It will also legnthen the life of the exhaust manifolds. Another advantage of the closed system is the ability to run at a higher temp, so the engine is more efficient. It isn't a very hard job to install the closed system either.

Very sweet boat by the way. I love a restored classic boat. I am restoring an 81 Formula.

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Old 02-13-2002, 12:39 AM
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Thanks guys...
Im gonna look into a closed system... cuda...yours was $570 for both motors or just the one??
Good luck with the formula
BTW, ur name "cuda" referring to a plymouth barracuda??
 
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It was $570 for a full system (includes exhaust manifolds) for one small block chevy. The nickname is short for Barracuda, it is a name that has been with me for years.
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