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Head Gasket Issue

Post  maverick532 on November 7th 2012, 10:16 pm

Have Cometic head gaskets , rivets hitting deck surface , instruction sheet states all rivets must clear deck and head surface . A460 block , P51 heads . Lem , Charlie , Randy , Rich , Jon , those of you using them advise please .
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Re: Head Gasket Issue

Post  Lem Evans on November 7th 2012, 10:22 pm

Just drill the rivets out.....aint no big deal.

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Post  maverick532 on November 7th 2012, 10:27 pm

was wondering if thats what was being done . the thought had run thru my mind . thx lem .
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Post  Lem Evans on November 7th 2012, 10:33 pm

Given where the rivets are it may not matter any way.

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Post  richter69 on November 7th 2012, 11:19 pm

I clearanced the block with a stone in a dremel tool....... easy deal
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Post  c.evans on November 8th 2012, 2:49 am

Like Lem said, drill the rivets out. If you still want to hold the layers together, you can use plastic tie wraps in those same holes, and the plastic is compressable,

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Post  psfracer on November 8th 2012, 2:54 am

I have the A460 block, P51s, and cometic gaskets, and I didn't have to do any of that---it looked to me the rivets cleared everything.........wonder if I missed something Shocked
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Post  IDT-572 on November 8th 2012, 10:15 am

They cleared my IUD block too, I mean IDT block Embarassed
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Post  maverick532 on November 8th 2012, 2:20 pm

Thanks guys . Jon I had wonderd if you had done that . Paul I noticed they contact the block at the upper bolt holes for the 18 head bolt deal and at the outer edge of the deck .
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Post  c.evans on November 8th 2012, 3:38 pm

Maverick532,

Have you got A-460 heads and 10 bolt gaskets? It's not a problem with the P-51 heads that Paul has.

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Post  maverick532 on November 8th 2012, 7:52 pm

Charlie I have the same as Paul , A460 block P51 heads
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Post  Lem Evans on November 8th 2012, 9:24 pm

Lem Evans wrote:Given where the rivets are it may not matter any way.

In that case it aint a big deal with the P51.

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Post  cool40 on November 8th 2012, 10:10 pm

IDT-572 wrote:They cleared my IUD block too, I mean IDT block Embarassed
mine too..........
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Re: Head Gasket Issue

Post  Lem Evans on November 8th 2012, 10:41 pm

cool40 wrote:
IDT-572 wrote:They cleared my IUD block too, I mean IDT block Embarassed
mine too..........

Your IUD or IOU Smile

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Post  cool40 on November 8th 2012, 10:42 pm

Lem Evans wrote:
cool40 wrote:
IDT-572 wrote:They cleared my IUD block too, I mean IDT block Embarassed
mine too..........

Your IUD or IOU:)
do IOU a IUD? Question
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Post  Lem Evans on November 8th 2012, 10:52 pm

No sir but, I'd expect a clever answer from a hillbilly Very Happy

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