We got a set of Cometic Gasket's MLX head gaskets for a small block Ford build we're doing. Our head gaskets are a standard layout Ford head gasket with a .040"-.044" thickness and designed to fit a 4.125" bore. The difference between an MLS and Cometic’s MLX gasket, which stands for Multi-Layer-Xtreme, is an extra 'stopper' fold-over layer that provides a torque limiting surface and prevents yielding of the combustion seal. Check out the rest of the review.
Now that Chris has checked all our specs, we begin to assemble the bottom end components of our small block Ford such as the rotating assembly, main and rod bearings and the camshaft. Next episode, we will be getting into our cylinder head assembly and more of the valvetrain components. Related Articles – How Heat
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Doc Baker is an engine builder and racer who does things his own way. We were excited to learn more about his 1971 Dodge Demon with a supercharged 500 cid billet Hemi engine in it, and caught up with Doc at the 2022 Builder’s Brawl race event at World Wide Technology Raceway. Check it out!
We got to visit LinCo Diesel Performance in Troy, MO, just outside St. Louis, back in early 2022. It was then that we were introduced to Katie Coleman, a cylinder head specialist at the shop, but an industry vet with 15+ years of experience. She was extremely sought after when shops found out she was
When David Pearson of Little Evil Racing shows up at the track with his Pro 275 Foxbody Mustang, people fear him, and for good reason. David has set numerous 275 drag radial world records, and with a Vortech supercharged 572 cid big block Chevy in this Mustang, another record may fall!
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We were treated to a shop tour of Terry’s Machine Shop by owner Todd Gilliam. This old-school machine shop outside of St. Louis does a little bit of everything, and they had just wrapped up this badass 422 cubic inch small block Chevy engine for a circle track customer. Check it out!
According to owner Colin Jost, this 521 cubic inch blown big block Chevy engine doesn’t know it’s a Chevy since everything was built like a Hemi. Regardless, it’s 2,500 horsepower of awesomeness. Check it out!