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Gregski 10-01-2016 01:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Wide Open (Post 7729891)
Yeah I saw those and wondered if you were going to use them or those never have to retorque ones.
Posted via Mobile Device

"or those never have to retorque ones" I think you mean Remflex ones. funny thing you ask because the Remflex guy recommended the metal / aluminum squash kind for my headers when I showed him my pictures on this forum, yeah I showed off this thread to the Remflex guy, ha ha

Gregski 10-01-2016 01:39 PM

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so the Mr. Gasket 7402G rode home shot gun with me, no seriously in the front seat

$38 bucks, pretty pricey, hewk at this rate I'm building a million dollar exhaust

Gregski 10-01-2016 01:41 PM

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so lets take a closer gander at this be all end all gasket cause it sure wasn't what I expected, it comes off as a nice 1/8th of an inch gasket, or at least that's how it looks like in the box, well until you open it and flip it over

what's up with these ridges?

hey man, I'm just sayin' and I'm just sharin', cause sharin' is carin'

Gregski 10-01-2016 01:45 PM

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well lets try these on for size

first in non of the 17 languages on the box does Mr. Casket tell us which way is front and which way is back, in other words which side goes to the cylinder head and which one to the header

I guess the ridges are supposed to wrap around some header, but good luck finding a header that matches the gasket exactly precisely

Gregski 10-01-2016 01:48 PM

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two more pics of the ends

Wonder if I should flatten out that ridge around the border on the gasket or leave it be so the gasket lays flat on the header?

Gregski 10-01-2016 01:54 PM

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well dingle dangle, Miss Easy On The Eyes shows us how to install these types of exhaust gaskets in this here YouTube video

How To install Mr. Gasket Aluminum Layered Exhaust Gaskets

Gregski 10-01-2016 04:23 PM

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the carbon buildup is starting up again on the brand new #5 spark plug, no bueno!

and I refuse to Dyno Test a bad build

Gregski 10-01-2016 04:27 PM

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clearing the runway...

Gregski 10-01-2016 04:29 PM

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~ commencing the teardown ~

Gregski 10-01-2016 04:31 PM

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what in the world is that? would that explain my coolant always being low?

ah the life of a Hot Rodder, one step forward, two steps back

Gregski 10-01-2016 07:18 PM

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my push rod numbering system

left to right

1 medium zip tie

2 medium zip ties

3 medium zip ties

0 medium zip ties

4 small zip ties (ah snap I forgot the zip ties on this little rascal)

3 small zip ties

2 small zip ties

1 small zip tie

Gregski 10-01-2016 07:21 PM

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Off with Rusty's head!

something is definately up with the two middle cylinders (for sure #5 ie second from the right with all that build up)

Gregski 10-01-2016 07:26 PM

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the jugs look fine ie cylinders and piston tops at least from what we can see here

Gregski 10-02-2016 02:32 AM

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looks like the head gasket held just fine (here we check out both sides of the same gasket)

Gregski 10-02-2016 02:35 AM

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here I show you my one man piston catching aparatus, don't worry it never came to that, the towel was there just in case, I tapped them out gently to where only the rings were crowning out

Gregski 10-02-2016 02:38 AM

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the first piston to come out was #5 and right away I noticed a problem, the oil rings were frozen / stuck, they would not spin nor wiggle

I marked this guy with a zip tie because I did not a have a number punch yet

Gregski 10-02-2016 02:45 AM

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so I decided to compare it to the number 1 piston

I lined up the ring slots on purpose for the pic so you can see the spacing, they were properly offset in the engine

notice how further apart the oil rings are on the #1 piston than the #5 (last pic) which are jammed closer together squeezing the piston to the point where they can't move

Gregski 10-02-2016 02:49 AM

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decided to hit Harbor Freight for a stamping set before pulling any more pistons, didn't want to mix them up, as they were not numbered/labeled already

Gregski 10-02-2016 02:51 AM

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so I pulled all four pistons from the driver side and stamped there with their numbers

Gregski 10-02-2016 02:54 AM

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I also picked up what I thought was a bore gauge set from Harbor Freight, and folks don't waste your money this is total junk, I was unable to find the center ie the widest point of the cylinder this thing wobbles all over and by the time to lock it down you are in a different spot

Gregski 10-02-2016 02:56 AM

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cleaned my second work bench, this one is on the passenger side, i really like these benches, come in so handy, and a clean workbench keeps me sane

so the driver side head etc. went on the drive side workbench, and the passenger side components will go on this side

Gregski 10-02-2016 02:58 AM

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this is what happens when you don't label your push rods, ha ha

at this point I didn't care

Gregski 10-02-2016 03:00 AM

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pulled the passenger side cylinder head

no surprises here - things looked normal

Gregski 10-02-2016 03:01 AM

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passenger head looked better

Gregski 10-02-2016 03:05 AM

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passenger head gasket was in good order, front and back shown here


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