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Re: B antifreeze everywhere

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carterbeauford

05-09-2013 09:10:14
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installed new rings and honed cylinders winter before last as part of restoration, installed new head gasket ran it maybe 5 hours after that on water and no leaks. drained for winter, refilled with antifreeze for spring. didn't re-torque the head, can't really get it hot even working hard since it never had shutters.
was reading another thread on a 51 B and it appears I installed the head gasket upside down :oops: I have a late B block and head and the fire rings were on the block side. I am going to have the head skimmed while it's off.

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05-09-2013 15:03:38
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 Re: B antifreeze everywhere in reply to carterbeauford, 05-09-2013 09:10:14  
Cover the radiator with cardboard, load the engine, keep it above 170 for at least 30 minutes preferrably an hour. Immediately retorque ALL the head bolts. Go through them in the proper pattern twice.



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