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Old 06-15-2019, 12:56 PM   #6
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Default Re: Best way to scuff a clean head

UPDATE: Got the head off. Has a nice crack between a water jacket hole and an oil passage. Surprised no water was getting into the oil but the gasket was also toast in two spots on the outer edge near the distributor hole. Ordered a new 5.5.1 head from Snyders. I'll put it on next week. Cleaned the block surface real well and straight edged it. Nice and flat. The water jackets looks pretty clean, no blocked ports so I should be OK there. will change the oil though, in case any stuff got down in there during the cleaning. Valves look good, pistons and walls look good, not hardly any carbon on the tops so I'll leave them alone. The old girl will be very happy after all this.

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