Well it doesnt run hot, but it's happy water level is suddenly lower than before. Like a gallon or two lower. So its a '35 ford 5 window with a 8ba, 39 trans and 4.11 gear (im adding overdrive) So it doesnt go fast. It uses the truck pumps and wide belts. Has an alternator and electric fan on the front of the stock radiator put in by the previous owner. I run waterwetter in it. The car has ran at 190 since i got it and put the 180 thermostats in it the day after i got it (even on hot days). It had restrictors in it. I recently added duel carbs and a bubba distributer ( SB dizzy) advanced 2-3 degrees. It seemed to run fine and not loose any water. then i went and put the aluminum water necks on it and it seems thats when it started. I am not sure because i only drove it a few times after the dizzy carb swap. The thermostats where working fine before. Now i noticed that on initial warm up it goes up to about 220 then doesnt go above 190 and loose a gallon or two of water. Its not in the oil and i dont make a big steam cload but i did see some wisps coming from the drivers water pump. what gives? Should i take out the thermostats? I will test them when i get home i guess and look at my plugs. Could the 2-3 degrees of advance cause this? Could being to lean cause this? I dont get it cause it was fine before and i changed so much.