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  1. Westlotorn
    04-03-2016 02:30 PM
    Westlotorn
    Dave, I don't know the Southern California guys. I worked Northern California.
    I will call a couple guys I know in Southern California and see if they have a go to guy for you.
    Mark
  2. Dave Cunningham
    04-02-2016 04:32 PM
    Dave Cunningham
    Hey Mark? I think that's your name , I deleted all my messages so couldn't check, I don't think I am going to be able to fix the car before I head up to the NCRS meet next Friday, just wondered if you know anybody north of LA that might be the guy to figure it out. I would love to get it sorted out before I get home because I don't really have anybody who is that great at working on these cars up there. I'm sure there is someone but I haven't found him yet.

    Thanks,

    Dave 250-920-6380
  3. Joe Inama
    11-28-2013 01:16 PM
    Joe Inama
    Im Corvette Joe from reno. I like the pic of your 66/65 conv with rally wheels . Im building a 66 conv with a zz427 , waiting on body shop to finish the paint job. You can see it on youtube, search: corvette joe 1966. If ya ever get to reno let me know. Thanks
  4. NOM61
    11-06-2010 02:24 AM
    NOM61
    Westlotorn,
    You're timing is amazing! When I was searching for reviews of the Titan ICS gasket I ran across quite a few references to Cometic gaskets not sealing water well, especially on engines that didn't have freshly milled surfaces. But it also seemed like this was a more general MLS issue also - very intolerant of surface issues of any kind?
    After reading that and some reviews of the Titans, I decided that I didn't really need the overkill of the Titans and that the Fel Pro MLS was going to be a more appropriate gasket.
    The Titan reviews were mostly from Mitsu guys running big boost (500-800 hp!). The Titan ICS appears to be VERY good, but also extremely unforgiving of installation errors. They have a very specific procedure that involves installing the gaskets without any dressing, torquing the heads, starting the engine and running it at operating temp for a specific period of time with NO stress on the motor, then allowing it to fully cool down and backing off and retorquing each stud/bolt in sequence. If you did everything perfectly they were bullet proof, if not they leaked like crazy.
    Looks like the only Permatorque MLS in the .040 area is FEL-7733PT2, .039 and 4.125. I wish they had something closer to 4.060. This is what sent me toward Cometic and Titan in the first place. I can live with 4.125 though, esp at .039.
    Do you have any idea how much installing the 097 cam retarded 4 degrees will increase DCR? That gasket will put me around 11.55 SCR. I may be pushing the limits of 91 octane.
    Unfortunately my build caught a bad case of the slows. New baby plus 5 yr old equals very little time for dad in the garage! I'm determined to get at least 4 hours in this weekend though! No more burning through a project in a weekend for a long while to come!
    Thank you for the Cometic info and for all of your help with this rebuild! I'll send you a copy of the dyno sheet when "Stage 1" is finally back together!

    DT

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  • About Westlotorn
    Full Name
    Mark
    City
    Folsom
    State
    CA
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    95630
    Year & Model
    1966 Stingray
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    Total revival project. In storage since 1978
    Country of Residence
    US
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