Re: 1961 LI Work in Progress
Finally got the engine reassembled and mounted to the transmission. Decided to use the milled 7.6 head turned around so the plug is back to the fan shroud and nearer the exhaust. I still don't think it will have any affect on the power and it will also (maybe) keep the plug colder. May have to use a shorter plug (J17LM) so the original slant hood will fit but not there yet.
Also used one two piece valve box and one CI one piece valve box due to issues with one of the CI units. Don't see any problems with this as all the gaskets are new and sealed up real good.
And lastly, mounted the head using studs set into the jug, loc-tited and pre-stretched before torquing the head down. Head gasket is the composite type, not copper like I wanted to try.