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    Default talk about pressing your luck...

    after I got my new carb and got that running started thinking that something just wasn't right... started running like crap... saw a leaking valve cover... so get home and take the valve covers off... well, I've never done this so I really didn't know what to expect... what I found was that one of the rocker arms had come loose and allowed the push rod to then bounce off the valley into a rivet on the bottom of the intake... well, didn't stop there... I've been needing to do little bit of work for the last couple of years and just never had the time or the money... well, I still don't have the money, but I have the time... so we pulled the heads off to do new gaskets... good thing too... lots a water in the cylinders... no wonder... no telling how long it's been ran like that... I know that is was like that when we all went to beaver... lots of you seen it then... so, gonna get new gaskets, and clean all this up... it looks like these have never been cleaned... lots of rust... I'd like to get that aluminum intake now that it's apart, but I don't know... should be running a little stronger once we get it all back together... needles to say, I have been EXTREMELY lucky... no whammies...

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    did ya find a blown headgaskets jeremy?

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    I sure did... on the drivers side... I don't know that these have ever been changed... seemed as old as most of the sand in the block... I'd like to find a good deal on that intake we were talking about... I'll wait for one to come along... I am looking though... performer rpm ford 460...

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    Default Head bolts?

    Buy a little gasket insurance in the form of NEW head bolts. They DO wear out!!!! The aftermarket stuff is pretty good, but plain old stockers, NEW, could easily save you doing all this again.......Ray
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    thanks ray... yeah, the head bolts, are pretty much trashed... good call

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbchoice1 View Post
    thanks ray... yeah, the head bolts, are pretty much trashed... good call
    headstuds are cheap for bbf, go ahead and drop the dime on a decent set of arp studs, that way you can spray alil to the motor in the future it'd like a 150hp shot

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMPATIENT 1 View Post
    headstuds are cheap for bbf, go ahead and drop the dime on a decent set of arp studs, that way you can spray alil to the motor in the future it'd like a 150hp shot

    I'm listening... see what you can find me tom... I bet it would like a shot... so would I...

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    here's a decent set of head bolts:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Big-B...spagenameZWDVW

    not gonna take a shitload of punishment like studs but they're tons better than stockers same grade bolts as arp.i used some on jetboat steve's bbf couple yrs back, they're a nice kit.

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