Brought to you in part by:

.

Shop Eastwood for your Auto Restoration Needs!


  Mustangsandmore Forums
  Ford Racing
  Head gaskets ?

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

UBBFriend: Email This Page to Someone! next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   Head gaskets ?
Fastymz
Moderator

Posts: 9095
From: Reno Nv USA MEM#1240
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 02-25-2003 04:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I noticed when I was taking off my headers.BTW that job sucks big time,those ****ing header bolts are so dam hard to get to.
Any ways I noticed that both my heads had oil running down the side.It looks to start right where the head gasket is.Should I come up with the money to change the head gaskets,or just let it go.I think the valve seals or bad too.The spark plugs have oil on the threads only near the end not any at all near the tip of the plug.

Now this may sound funny but money is real thight right now.But since I have it all apart should I change the head gasket or wait until I can get new or rebuilt heads?

Thanks for the help,I know I drive most of you crazy with all the questions and long posts.

I'm hoping that money will be better next year.I have taxes due this year too.

------------------
SCOOP
oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs

2.26 60'S
14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Fastymz.html

IP: Logged

steve'66
Gearhead

Posts: 5659
From: Sonoma,CA,USA
Registered: Mar 2000

posted 02-25-2003 05:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ron,

Oil around the spark plugs didn't come from the head gaskets. It came from the valve cover gasket, or spilling while adding oil.

SteveW

IP: Logged

johnmustang
Gearhead

Posts: 3349
From: Vancouver Island , British Columbia , Canada
Registered: Nov 2001

posted 02-25-2003 05:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang   Click Here to Email johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
RON,

At the point you are at now, I would swap out your head gaskets and be done with it. How much do the gaskets run you in Reno. Let me know what you need, type, numbers etc and I will price them out for you from my sources here, could be that you will save some $$$ because of exchange rates. Let me know and I will get on it right-away.

JOHN

------------------
65 2+2 FASTBACK
87 TAURUS WAGON
98 F150 XLT TRITON V8 4.6, 4 WHEEL DRIVE
Member:Vancouver Island Mustang Association
M&M #1710
MyPhotoPage
MY TRUCK

IP: Logged

steve'66
Gearhead

Posts: 5659
From: Sonoma,CA,USA
Registered: Mar 2000

posted 02-25-2003 05:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
John,

At this rate he'll get it done next fall.

'Cause you know once you get the heads off you might as well start porting.

SteveW

IP: Logged

Fastymz
Moderator

Posts: 9095
From: Reno Nv USA MEM#1240
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 02-25-2003 06:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by steve'66:
John,

At this rate he'll get it done next fall.

'Cause you know once you get the heads off you might as well start porting.

SteveW


Thats so ture Steve ,my dad and friends just keep telling me just put thing back together.And do it right when I have the money for all new parts.

Steve the oil is only at where the heads meets the block.There is not any oil above the spark plugs holes at all.So I know the valve covers are fine.The block is wet with new and old oil near numbers 2-3 and 5-6.

I've been thinking abou this I think I'll just get this job done and leave well enough alone for now.
I know I should do it right but I can't afford new heads'and then I'll want a new short block to go with those new heads.

------------------
SCOOP
oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs

2.26 60'S
14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Fastymz.html

IP: Logged

Moneymaker
Administrator

Posts: 18704
From: Lyons, IL, USA
Registered: May 99

posted 02-25-2003 09:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
YUP!

------------------
Alex Denysenko
Co-Administrator and Moderator

NHRA/IHRA/SRA member and licensed Superstock driver
MCA member# 53321
NHRA and IHRA SS/LA National Record Holder '00,'01,'02,&'03
Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28
Professional Manwhore
The Barry of BarrysGrrl

Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
Quote #3: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"
www.moneymakerracing.com

IP: Logged

Fastymz
Moderator

Posts: 9095
From: Reno Nv USA MEM#1240
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 02-26-2003 01:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
YUP!


Alex you speak with few words but you always say plenty.

------------------
SCOOP
oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs

2.26 60'S
14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Fastymz.html

IP: Logged

All times are ET (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | Mustangsandmore Front Page

Copyright 2003, Steve LaRiviere. All Rights Reserved.


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47d

Amazon Honor System Click Here to Pay Learn More

[The M&M Gearhead Gear Store]

[Build a free Mustangsandmore.ws Home Page!]

[About M&M][Acronyms][Calendar][Chat][Classifieds] [Links] [Members' Pics] [M&M Mug Shots] [Tech] [ Mustangsandmore.com Bookstore] [Advertise on Mustangsandmore.com] [Mustangsandmore.com T-Shirts]