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Here's my new MIDGET workshop - used Cometic test tomorrow

PostPost by: el-saturn » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:08 am

figured you'd like to see my workshop for midgets and a stuffed engine bay with the new oil catch tank sandy
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:23 pm

the head is back in position with the used cometic and six layers of copper spray (3 layers you "unrivet") - so tomorrow afternoon ill fire her up. sandy
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PostPost by: Chrispy » Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:54 am

That is a tiny workshop!

Fingers crossed the gasket holds.
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PostPost by: 2cams70 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:22 am

el-saturn wrote:he head is back in position with the used cometic and six layers of copper spray (3 layers you "unrivet") - so tomorrow afternoon ill fire her up. sandy


Are you using the original head bolts and what torque specs. are you using?? - would be interested to know.
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:56 am

yes, used the ARP bolts @ 9,0 kg - i trust them as they use the finest material available. i would be a bit wary if they were the original ones sandy -- need to get some oil (the flush type)
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PostPost by: 2cams70 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:25 am

I'd be interested to know how the Cometic gasket goes - especially since it seems to be a good solution for those cases where the head has been skimmed too much. Some people's views toward MLS gaskets on this forum aren't encouraging toward their use however! I have no experience with them.

What was your experience when the gasket was used before? - You said it was a "used" gasket.
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:47 am

It’s not the size of the shop, it’s the man who knows best how to use it.
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