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Thread: To Rebuild or not Rebuild

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    lowpro416 is offline Registered User Visit my Photo Gallery
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    To Rebuild or not Rebuild


    Made a post a couple days back about road draft tubes on my 327.
    Thanks for your replies!

    Took my edelbrock intake manifold off today to look at the can in the valley.

    Noticed that two of the coolant ports to the heads are blocked with almost black looking charcol. The intake gaskets were not sealing around these two ports and causing this hard black stuff to form? When looking at the bottom of the intake, the ports that match these coolant ports are burnt-brown from the heat that was formed from the blockage.

    This all make sense, because when i got the car last year before storing it is was blowing alot of white smoke out the exhaust pipes.

    I'm on a limited bugdet.

    Is it time for a rebuild?
    Should i replace just the heads?
    Or can i just clear this hard black stuff out, throw on some new gaskets with silicone, I already have a new manifold (i was going to put on anyways).



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    Car Year, Make, Model: 63 Nova SS

    I think that even on a limited budget -I'd opt to have the heads done. Cleaning the "crud" may cause a whole new set of problems as some of it will no doubt get into the engine.

    Call your local NAPA and ask if they have a special or package where they will do your heads and kit all the gaskets you'll need. They may surprise you.

    Let us know what you decide!

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