It is correct. The figure 8 gasket is under the liner, not on top. When
you first install the liner, it does stand proud, but tightening down the
head compresses the figure 8 gasket and make the whole block top level. The
thick gasket was the normal head gasket.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Terry" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, September 01, 2003 4:50 PM
Subject: TR3 Engine Liner Question
> Broke down my TR3 project car's engine this afternoon. I had heard that
> liners were supposed to project above the lip of the block a tiny bit, and
> should have figure eight gaskets.
> I would have guessed this engine had not been broken down before, although
> head may have been done at some point. Anyway, all I found was a thick
> copper(?) gasket, nothing resembling a figure 8, and the liners were
> completely flush with the block. Is this right?
> Terry Smith
> TR3 TS 58667
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