[LCML] White smoke in exhaust
mikefahey at centurylink.net
Thu Mar 29 12:32:01 CDT 2012
Fwiw - I had Jim Chenoweth rebuild Tanka's [78 FJ-40] engine several years ago with 1 mm overbore and .005 milled head, Chevy tulip shaped valve stems, complete valve job, billet cam, etc. As a result, it generated significantly more heat [and power!], to the extent that I had to run premium gas and lower temp spark plugs in the summer. Nonetheless, coming back from GSMTR I blew a head gasket and had to have it replaced by a shop near Winston Salem, NC that built engines for racing. The mechanic replaced the OEM steel gasket with a FelPro copper lined gasket, said they had the same problem in racing, and it would do the trick. Never had a problem with the head gasket since...
Hatteras Island, NC
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