Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: king george, va.
Re: problems with victor reinz head gaskets
Just blew my second set of the victor gaskets. First was due to the heads not being straight. Second time has yet to be determined. Gotta get the heads off next week to find out. I know this last time the heads were straight as an arrow, and the block was too after checking it with a machinists straight edge. After talking with Doug at great lengnths about this what has actually been found is that the vitors are vering in thickness anywhere from 9-16 thousandths THICKER than the stockers. which if you think about that will become a weak point due to the pressures these motors see especialy when tuned, and a heavy right foot is involved. I know some on here have had good luck with them, but also know some have had them go again, and again. Take it as you like, but the stockers are goin back in mine. FYI stock gasket thickness UNCOMPRESSED as measured off my new ford gaskets is 0.057". Anyone else getting ready to do gaskets check 'em out, and see what you get.
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