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RE: Head Sealing Problem?

To: "'Larry Young '" <>,
Subject: RE: Head Sealing Problem?
From: Bill Babcock <>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 07:22:36 -0800
 One last thing to worry about--you might have partial piston seizures. It
doesn't take much to generate a lot of heat. If you're pulling the head of
take a look at the bores. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Larry Young
Sent: 2/27/2003 7:14 PM
Subject: Re: Head Sealing Problem?

I've done a bit more work and now I think I'm going to side with those
think I've got a simple cooling problem rather than a head gasket leak.
Today I rechecked the head torque, did a compression test, and leak down
test.  All of them seemed to be ok.  I also rechecked for combustion
in the radiator with the die kit.  I even jacked up the car, put it in
revved it up and applied the brakes to put a load on the engine.  There
no evidence of combustion gases in the radiator.  This must be a helluva
cooling problem, since its running 230 degrees on a 70 degree day.  I've
already got a radiator with no crank hole (not sure what type of core).
I've got the oil cooler mounted behind a hole in the front apron and
everything is shrouded to force all air through the radiator.  I think
recheck the ignition timing, then take the radiator in for a recore.

Thanks for all the suggestions,

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