Originally Posted by meowy84
But by the time you go to all that trouble machining, fitting, etc you might as well get a better quaility 2 stroker to start with.
I agree and I realize that I didn't do a full blueprint, there isn't much of a point in tearing apart the bottom end until there is a problem, it is a $160 engine anyways, run it till it blows. I just figured the engine wasn't designed to have two head gaskets and I know about checking clearances with putty and all that, but I figured that if nothing made contact with no head gasket and the engine cold then the the engine would be fine with the one .028" gasket.
I do have some experience with blueprinting engines, I have a 65 mustang that I built a nice little 302 for and I spent plenty of time checking all the clearances during assembly. But not much point on these engines, if you're worried about reliability, it makes much more sense to buy a quality engine than to truly blueprint these things.