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  • bettlesr
    Block or head layout
    by bettlesr
    I am looking for a drawing of the stud locations vs the center line of the cylinder bores. I have a Winfield 7:1 crow's foot head that I need to have flycut to clear the pistons that stick up .062" above the block. I have been using a standard gasket, a solid copper gasket and then another standard gasket. That is not really working well at this time. It left me with a crack between the water...
    08-08-2018, 12:26 PM
  • Travelair 3000
    McCord 5737 head gasket
    by Travelair 3000
    I have a new McCord 5737 steel head gasket I acquired in group of parts.
    I think it’s for a Model B but wondering if it is usable on a Model A head and block.
    If it is is it recommend for use?
    12-07-2021, 10:46 AM
  • PepeLoco
    Which head gasket should I use?
    by PepeLoco
    I have these two gaskets and wonder which is the better. Also, prior to installation and after a thorough cleaning of the head and block, do I just put the gasket on, or coat the gasket with something?
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    07-30-2021, 12:04 PM
  • Bud_D
    Is this evidence of a cracked block?
    by Bud_D
    Is the picture below evidence of a block leaking at the rear from a freeze crack? I am not sure because the paint is peeling all around the head gasket which tells me the head gasket was leaking. I doubt anyone has tightened the head nuts for a long time. (Not my car). ...
    03-30-2022, 03:07 PM
  • dmaxweb
    Cleaning Block for New Head Gasket
    by dmaxweb
    I've got all the head bolts off except one of course. I'm in no hurry and sure as heck don't want to snap the stud so just soaking with Kroil for now.

    I came across this video on cleaning the top of the block. It's a Ford block but not Model A. Any thoughts on the procedure?
    06-27-2021, 09:07 AM
  • Fordfan29
    Head gasket for Model B, using Brumfield head?
    by Fordfan29
    I have a Model B engine and am installing a Brumfield 5.9 head. The B block has the two steam holes between #2 & 3 plugged and sealed. I have read lots of information on the forums and from Larry Brumfield but am having a problem figuring what will fit. I had a new composite B gasket on the shelf for a B that actually overhung into the combustion chamber about 1/8th inch on the B-F head! I...
    10-10-2021, 11:41 PM
  • old victoria
    Head weep holes
    by old victoria
    What do the 4 weep holes in the head and block really do? ( B has 6 )
    06-21-2021, 12:38 PM
  • Mitch
    HC Heads and Gaskets, the real dirt
    by Mitch
    I took this off the Best Gasket website. It shows the specs on all of their gasket part numbers.
    The Model A part numbers are as follows:

    Copper 509C
    Graph Tite 509G

    The Model B part numbers with the steam holes are:
    Copper 573C
    Graph Tite 573G

    06-03-2019, 09:15 PM
  • Fixitphil
    Block Cleaning
    by Fixitphil
    How careful should I be in cleaning the engine block surface after pulling the head? do I need to keep all debris out of water jackets, cylinders, etc.?
    05-06-2018, 09:32 AM
  • Chuck Sea/Tac
    Casting holes
    by Chuck Sea/Tac
    Anyone know how these casting holes were factory sealed.
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    07-04-2017, 04:00 PM