I believe 0.039" gaskets are the next size down. So the HG would be 0.008" thinner.What would your PTV # be with the thinner gasket ?
My guess is you would probably never notice a difference between 0.045" (in range) vs. 0.050" quench.
So many variables with these performance builds, I stressed out a bit with mine but in the end I figured
I wasn't building it as an all out race car.
I know they make head gasket in quite a range of thicknesses I would think you could find something in between,I believe 0.039" gaskets are the next size down. So the HG would be 0.008" thinner.
I'd need to know the angle of the valve to calculate how much PTV I would loose, but lets say 0.007. I'd be pretty close to 0.050"
Am I overthinking it and should just go with it, or should I grab a flycutter and kiss the piston for that extra 0.020" and run the 0.039" HG?
That’s like one of those tags you see on pillows when you buy them- “only to be removed by consumer” - rip it off and carry on!!Flipped it over and installed my new Melling oil pump, with ARP hardware and oil pump shaft. I have the pan stud kit on order from LMR along with an oil level sensor gasket, so going to be another week before I throw the new NOS pan on.
After, I checked PTV on a few other cylinders, and after convincing myself was good to go...bolted the heads on. I also mocked up the lower intake just to see how the porter runners lined up. They fit quite well. Curious to see how this thing runs
No, I bought the standard flow. I read up on all the "watch-outs" with the HV and decided I didn't need it
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