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8 minutes ago, d.p said:

Are those stainless steel bolts?  
 

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Yes, which he installed and shipped that way. I have no problem putting stainless bolts where they aren’t structural.

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On 2/16/2021 at 3:04 PM, mainer311 said:


Yes, which he installed and shipped that way. I have no problem putting stainless bolts where they aren’t structural.

 

"On you it looks good!"

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So I ordered a Nismo HG on eBay for $45. That’s a lot less than they usually are. Upon opening the box, I received 2 Nismo head gaskets for $45. Love when that happens! They look real, and hopefully are.

 

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1 hour ago, mainer311 said:

So I ordered a Nismo HG on eBay for $45. That’s a lot less than they usually are. Upon opening the box, I received 2 Nismo head gaskets for $45. Love when that happens! They look real, and hopefully are.

 

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Damn that's lucky.... nice score....

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1 hour ago, mainer311 said:

So I ordered a Nismo HG on eBay for $45. That’s a lot less than they usually are. Upon opening the box, I received 2 Nismo head gaskets for $45. Love when that happens! They look real, and hopefully are.

 

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cool man...you can now put a head gasket on your head gasket.  
 

 

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2 hours ago, mainer311 said:

So I ordered a Nismo HG on eBay for $45. That’s a lot less than they usually are. Upon opening the box, I received 2 Nismo head gaskets for $45. Love when that happens! They look real, and hopefully are.

 

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Same here and I got mine for the same price free shipping. Good score though. Put the goodies on yet.

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38 minutes ago, mrbigtanker said:

Same here and I got mine for the same price free shipping. Good score though. Put the goodies on yet.


I’m actually stuck at the moment. Cant finish the head because the lash pads from down under haven’t shown up yet, and I can’t paint the block and get started on that because it’s too cold out.

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@banzai510(hainz)Lash pads showed up. They’re pretty nice. Metric sizes, but close enough. Come in .25mm (0.010”) increments like usual. Pocket on the bottom is exactly 2.0mm deep. I don’t know what the alloy is, but I can tell that they’re hardened and I’ll put one on the harness tester at work. Top is precision ground to the correct thickness and I measured a max variation of .01mm, which is less than my verniers can read anyway. Thicknesses are laser marked on the OD for quick reference.

 

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Head is done. Went with .150’s on the exhaust and .180’s on the intake. Wipe pattern is right in the center. I don’t feel so bad about those 180’s now, since a lot more of them sits in the retainers.

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A little info on the lash pads, do not romp the throttle repeatedly on a cold engine as the lash pads have a tendency of falling out. 

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Cool

You should post this on a Datsun Z site and spread the news incase peole want to run these.

Thats cool they worked out for you

 

 

whats the oversize on the gasket?  up to what mm 88mm 87mm????  Thats a good price eitherway.

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Victor Reinz is now repackaging Felpro gaskets. Just a heads up. I know a lot of companies have similar business practices, but this one was a bit disappointing.

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Nothing wrong with Felpro HGs for stock applications and they are economically priced. Were $21 CDN about 20 years ago and $29 now. If VR are 'better' but you are paying the same then that's just wrong. If VR considers Felpro an equal then just go directly to Felpro.

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