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Old 06-22-2005, 01:56   #1 (permalink)
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351 headgasket thickness

Hi Guys,,,,was just wondering if anybody knows if i can get headgaskets to suit clevo in something thicker than the normal felpro 40 thou crushed height
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my pistons pop out the top of the bores about 10 thou so i was hoping for a bit more room to move since im going to close chamber heads,,would like to keep a good 40 thou clearance if possible.

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Hi Guys,,,,was just wondering if anybody knows if i can get headgaskets to suit clevo in something thicker than the normal felpro 40 thou crushed height
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my pistons pop out the top of the bores about 10 thou so i was hoping for a bit more room to move since im going to close chamber heads,,would like to keep a good 40 thou clearance if possible.

Thanks Marty
Marty ,10 thou out of the hole is okay.Running it closer to the quench pad will somewhat help in cleaning the chamber as well. Steel rods are not going to stretch 30 thou . On the other hand if you were running alloy rods and twisted it to 9000 rpm then you may be in trouble!
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Old 06-22-2005, 03:10   #3 (permalink)
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You can get head gaskets done to any thickness you want. In copper. I have seen guys stick 2 head gaskets together. And it worked too.Piston to valve clearance you want atleast 90 thou.
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Thanks guys,,was thinking 30 was a bit close due to this engine being a circuit engine and spending lots of time at max revs=heat but maybe 30 would be okay.

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Thanks guys,,was thinking 30 was a bit close due to this engine being a circuit engine and spending lots of time at max revs=heat but maybe 30 would be okay.

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i am building a 351 at the moment and am purposely running my pistons out of the hole.
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Re: 351 headgasket thickness

Similar Question, but heading in the opposite direction, what are the thinnest off the shelf Clevo headgaskets?
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