Old Grey wrote:It could be this, it could be that, either way the best thing to do would be to beef up the head in that area, and increase the safety factor, so that accumulated circumstances don't cause problems.
1928rutherford wrote:I don't know what could be wrong with the gaskets as they were made by SCE for this application. They are .062 thick copper and fully support the heads. I understand that using a regular sbf gasket would not support the head on the extra upper and lower bolt holes.
kick2008a wrote:Did anybody think about the blower not seated on the intake flat and putting a bind on it, pulling the head up in the middle. Spinning it up with the heavy blower could easily pry on it.
1928rutherford wrote:The heads were brand new, the gaskets were brand new, the block was brand new. Ok I built the intake manifold and I put the block and heads onto my mill and machined the blower surface true to the crankshaft plane. What else could I have done?
I had both of my blocks O ringed by the same shop. I ran my other brand of heads with and without receiver grooves and thought the extra claming of the extra bolts on thes heads would make receiver grooves not necessary. I will measure how far the oring wire protrudes on both blocks.
Old Grey wrote:That's were I thought a weakness would be.
You should really post the situation of the failures, because it wouldn't be fair to not give the manufacturer the benefit of the doubt.
FuelieNova wrote:Any new developments on this?