This is a blueprinted Milodon water pump from MCE. Marvin has worked all of the passages for smooth coolant flow. He took this one out of the box and completely disassembled it for inspection and blueprinting.
You won't find an Edelbrock Performer RPM Air Gap manifold like this one on the shelf. Marvin pulls these rascals out of the box from Summit Racing and massages them to MCE standards. He works the passages and does a port match, then he works the plenum area to improve airflow and reduce turbulence. A 1/2-inch phenolic carburetor spacer improves torque and keeps the heat farther away from the carburetor. Note the absence of rough edges in the plenum, which results in less turbulence and air disruption.
Marvin pulls the 750-cfm Holley out of the box and knocks it down for inspection and detail work by his associate Benton Jackson. Marvin likes this 750 Holley with removable air bleeds. He has installed sight glasses for float adjustment purposes. Everything inside has been massaged, adjusted, and tuned for optimum performance. Jet changes will be made on the dyno after a spark plug reading.
We will call this one-hour Marvinizing: Ford Racing valve covers tall enough to clear the rocker arms and stud girdles. Marvin did the Ford Racing graphics in red to accent the satin black finish.
These pesky details may seem like overkill, but when reviewing the remains of a failed engine, it's no comfort to realize you should have sweated the details. Detail is of utmost importance in any engine build.