I like that idea but it seems like it has walls right over the hottest areas.
What about an "S" channel with 70-80 degree inlets on opposite ends of the channel and an outlet in the center?
and could you explain the 70-80 degree angle? why would it help? could you draw a pic?
Your drill press assumption couldn't be less accurate/farther from the truth.
The V8 "lacked" pins by intent of design, not lack of machine tools.
On my 18" quill DP w/calibrated tilt & lock base plate, 4" 90Âº adjustable vise, 8" cross slide vise, locking arbor
shaft and staggered side-tooth metal slitting saw, cutting diamond pins is a cake walk. Far more time
consuming due to set-up, manual repositioning and recalibration, but a done deal non the less.
in the case of the V8 i would assume there are no pins to more easily produce the blocks, while temps wont be affected by more than a few C at max. it is a compromise, in my eyes, which is justified.
note that i respect the design and its maker, but its just that i wanted to find the best possible WB without compromises.
i have access to a drillpress too, and might try to make a block if the design is perfect at least on paper, and i decide to go with watercooling. (which depends on whether or not I will buy a quadcore later)
besides that im simply interested in the workings of a waterblock.
(and threads like these might be of use to other ppl as well)