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  1. Patcon, If I am not mistaken all the head studs are screwed in all the way and they are the ARP bolts that the machine shop used and I used the recommended lube on them when I replaced the first head gasket. I appreciate the help. Thanks, Jeff Roberts
  2. Charles, the machine shop used ARP bolts and when I replaced the head gasket I got a packet of the lube from the machine shop and used it. The machine work seems smooth and no pitting or scratches it looks and feels smooth. The block looks like it was milled and is real smooth. I did have the competition pressure test the head and checked with a straight edge and it appears to be fine. The engine runs fine and does not over heat it just has a slight leak. I have had a couple friends recommend stop leak but was not sure if I would do more damage then good with it. I appreciate your help and feedback. Thanks, Jeff Roberts
  3. Steve, I did pressure test the cooling system with the car running and when I did the leak between the block and head got worse. That's when I pulled the carbs, intake, and other items so I could pull the head and replaced the head gasket. The holes lined up on both gaskets and the surfaces looked and felt smooth with no pitting. I appreciate your help and feedback. Thanks, Jeff Roberts
  4. I have heard a lot of good things about Rebello Racing and had I know five years ago I would have driven the engine to Antioch but as usual a day late or five years in my case. I appreciate your feedback. Thanks, Jeff Roberts
  5. The head was milled and the block surface was clean and looked good when I pulled the head off. The Fel-Pro gasket matched up and with the timing chain portion of the head gasket it really only goes on one way. I used one torque wrench to check the bolts first time and then used my brother in-law's Snap On when I replaced the head gasket the first time. I had my brother in-law tell me maybe bars leak it but after spending the money I spent I was not sure if it would plug anything else up. The gasket matched the one that came off and was ordered for the 2.4 engine. I appreciate your help. Thanks, Jeff Roberts
  6. The head was milled and the block surface was clean and looked good when I pulled the head off. The Fel-Pro gasket matched up and with the timing chain portion of the head gasket it really only goes on one way. I used one torque wrench to check the bolts first time and then used my brother in-law's Snap On when I replaced the head gasket the first time. I had my brother in-law tell me maybe bars leak it but after spending the money I spent I was not sure if it would plug anything else up. The gasket matched the one that came off and was ordered for the 2.4 engine. I appreciate your help. Thanks, Jeff Roberts
  7. I have a 1971 240z that I have been restoring eight years the end of next month 8/13. I had a machine shop rebuild my engine which took the guy two plus years to do. I finally got it in the car and went with thriple Dcoe 40 triple carbs and the engine runs fine. I noticed a month or so after the engine was in the car that there was a small amount of coolant on the block where there are tabs on the block that stick out past the head. I pressurized the cooling system and dropped pressure so I pulled the head off took it to a different machine shop and had them pressure test and put a straight edge on the head and they told me it was good and I told them what happened and who did the motor. They told me the real hard jobs the sub out to the guy that did my engine. The guy that did my engine grew up in a machine shop that his dad owned and the guy is now around 50 and doing engines his entire adult life so he suposably knows what he is doing. I told him what was going on and he said I waited to long to start it and when I did I did not run it long enough. I don't remember his exact words but it's like the head gasket was a rear main seal or something. I alway thought the thing either leaks or does not and told the guy the thing was not a rear main seal or something that drys up. I then pulled the three webers, intake and what not then the head. The guy used a felpro gasket and it looked ok but I bought a new one and installed it, torqued the head to specs and started it again and it appeared fine but a week later I noticed a small amount of coolant along the edge of the block where it sticks out futher than the head. I checked the toque on the head bolts and they are to specs. I am getting pretty frustrated at this point I have spent almost 40k on the car so far and have had everything replaced with new and just when I think I can drive it the leak shows up. If the head was pressure tested and checked to insure it was straight and it still leaks it's got me stumped and a little mad. If anyone can give me some clue other than I waited to long to start the engine which is crap I would really appreciate it. Thanks, Jeff Roberts
  8. I have a 1971 240z that I have been restoring eight years the end of next month 8/13. I had a machine shop rebuild my engine which took the guy two plus years to do. I finally got it in the car and went with thriple Dcoe 40 triple carbs and the engine runs fine. I noticed a month or so after the engine was in the car that there was a small amount of coolant on the block where there are tabs on the block that stick out past the head. I pressurized the cooling system and dropped pressure so I pulled the head off took it to a different machine shop and had them pressure test and put a straight edge on the head and they told me it was good and I told them what happened and who did the motor. They told me the real hard jobs the sub out to the guy that did my engine. The guy that did my engine grew up in a machine shop that his dad owned and the guy is now around 50 and doing engines his entire adult life so he suposably knows what he is doing. I told him what was going on and he said I waited to long to start it and when I did I did not run it long enough. I don't remember his exact words but it's like the head gasket was a rear main seal or something. I alway thought the thing either leaks or does not and told the guy the thing was not a rear main seal or something that drys up. I then pulled the three webers, intake and what not then the head. The guy used a felpro gasket and it looked ok but I bought a new one and installed it, torqued the head to specs and started it again and it appeared fine but a week later I noticed a small amount of coolant along the edge of the block where it sticks out futher than the head. I checked the toque on the head bolts and they are to specs. I am getting pretty frustrated at this point I have spent almost 40k on the car so far and have had everything replaced with new and just when I think I can drive it the leak shows up. If the head was pressure tested and checked to insure it was straight and it still leaks it's got me stumped and a little mad. If anyone can give me some clue other than I waited to long to start the engine which is crap I would really appreciate it. Thanks, Jeff Roberts
  9. I got a three hundred dollar gift certificate in December of 2007 for Too Intense Restorations. They will not answer thier phone! I place two different orders with them by way of fax and was faxed back that all the items I ordered were not in stock and they did not expect to get anymore. I have not been able to get a reply from them for a couple years or longer. The last thing I ordered was a window channel felt kit, headliner kit, and Datsun t-shirts and never hear anything back on that order. The guy Troy is a crook and should be called Too Intense Robber and should have his picture wearing a mask and holding a gun on his website. I buy from Motorsports in Southern California and have had excellent service from them and they stand behind what they sell. Your not going to believe this but they even answer thier phone and send you something for your money unlike Troy. Thanks for nothing you crook!:
  10. I was wondering if anyone can tell me if one parts source is better than the others? I have noticed quite a difference in prices between stores. Thanks, Jeff
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