well, for a little update, she started over heating on me at after the dry lake bed race because i had a couple hoses swapped (the hoses that run over the stock intake box into the upper reservoir). i put them back and was still having an overheating problem. lead me to think i had a blown head gasket. now, ive burped the system and pulled the thermostat and she is not heating up over normal running temperature. my next race isnt till March so im gonna put my thermostat back in and burp it really good and see if she over heats... if that doesnt fix the problem, im gonna pull the motor and have the heads redone.