I rebuilt my big block Chevy over the winter, and recently fired it up at the lake and promptly blew my left head gasket.
I just finished replacing the left head gasket and doing the re-assembly of the motor.
I wanted to ask how far open my valve should be that comes from the Berkely Jet pump hose for the engine water intake.
This used to be adjusted properly and someone I know came over to look at the baot and moved the valve for the engine water from the pump to the first "T". It appears he opened this all the way up.
I have a 402 big block chevy motor bored 040 over with a Berkeley 12JC jet pump with Bassett over the transom water injected headers. I just put new water injector hardware onto the Basset exhaust pipes too as the old ones were leaking before the rebuild.
I would prefer not to blow another head gasket, but don't want to overheat my new block either.
Any good advice for adjusting these manual valves for the water pressure would be greatly appreciated.
Mike in Missouri - pronounced...misery