Headgasket installation with Studs

Race Jace

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from RJC Racing :) 435-882-2839

includes 2 gaskets, applicator pad, applicator special silicon and detailed instructions.

those studs will work great

no special machining is required with these gaskets.

hope this helps
 
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TurboSmart

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removed the head and noticed that it has some rings on the top of the cylinders. like a sleeve.
my mech says that is a fire ring.
will the rjc work fine with this setup?
 

TurboSmart

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stock heads, no grooves on the heads.
will I have a problem with a almost crushless gasket like the rjc?
 

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Of course....Here is the carnage...
note the pic of the cyl#2. that sleeve like metal. Do I need to machine it down, remove it, etc, to use the RJC headgasket?
The head does NOT have a matching recessed area.
The engine had Felpro headgaskets.

Also, do I need to rehone the cylinders, note the scratching. There is some rust on the lower part on some of the cylinders. Can I sand it down or use a honing tool (which one?)
also, note the rod bearings.
I plan to change them anyway but are they ok?
Keep in mind that I ran the engine at idle with oil and water mix for like 15 to 20 minutes.
 

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You can find the appropriate sized copper wire and put it in the machined groove. You want a smaller diameter than the groove so it has room to flatten out when the head is torqued down. Looks like a lot of crap circulated through the engine. Embedded metal in the bearings and all the scoring on the journals. The crank needs to be machined and all parts 100% washed


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the crank looks perfect.
no scoring whatsoever.
will the rjc gasket work ok with this setup?
 

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Searching around the web I found that I have loc-wire rings on my block

already have the RJC gaskets and wondering if I can use them with my loc-wire, remove them or use another headgasket

Any sugestions?
 

TurboSmart

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but... use a cooper gasket and leave the o rings, remove the o rings ans use the rjc, or leave the o rings and use the rjc gasket?....
 

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going to remove the o rings.
shop uses an epoxy to fill the groove and machie down the excess.
no cooper gaskets for me now.
tune is very conservative so no worry there..
 

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will see
use a crappy headgasket with o rings or upgrade the gasket without them.

keep you guys posted..
 

rarperformance

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Very nice thread. So let me get this correct. To retorque my heads I need to back off the nut some and retighten?
 

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yes , back off one bolt at a time about a 1/4 turn and then swing back to your final torque ,
if you want to mark the nut before you start and you can tell it it went further on the retorque
 
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