make sure your sitting when you read this
I had my thermostat in backwards!!!!!!
and I was wondering why the dam thing was overheating!
it wouldn't have been so bad if I figured this out 2 months ago before it was regularly 5-30F degrees.
after sinking so much into this build I was extremely worried I was going to warp my highly worked and modified heads, or at least need new head gaskets after a mere 43 miles on the new motor.
just did a 20 mile loop in 8F weather and she ran like a champ, temp wise anyways.