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Old 03-06-2015, 12:23 PM   #1541
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Just let me know, I won't need it for a while but don't go throwing it out without letting me know. From what I've heard though heat treating a head and trying to flatten it has a really high chance of rewarping.
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Old 03-06-2015, 12:26 PM   #1542
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I would never do it, trust me.

And there's no plans to put it in the trash.
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Old 03-06-2015, 12:37 PM   #1543
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Ahh gotcha, I missed the if it doesn't have to be heat treated.
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What are the brass rivets in the gasket for?
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What are the brass rivets in the gasket for?
It holds the layers of the MLS gasket together. The rivet is not in an area that is sandwiched between the head and the block.
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Ah, that makes sense. Thanks for the info.
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Curly you work damn fast. Go fix eds s2000 and then his Miata will be ready in time for the autocross at the end of the month.
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Old 03-06-2015, 03:24 PM   #1548
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This S2k is way worse than I thought. I'll be in it $11k+ by the time it's all over

Thankfully still all I have to do is pick up the parts and drop them off at the shop where it's being worked on. I've got all the parts necessary to get it on the road, but need a fender and stuff still.

More work to do...
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Old 03-06-2015, 03:48 PM   #1549
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What are you driving at the autocross?
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Ryan has offered to let me drive his car. I haven't signed up yet though. I am still hoping to make it to the autox.... Not 100% sure at this point.
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You can drive mine too if you get a craving for boooost Do it, its a Sunday.
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VHT Wrinkle Red

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Get it powder coated over VHT stuff. Laz's engine was VHT'd (I think) and was chipping and falling off. I got mine powder coated and it turned out really nice. Also incredibly durable.
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I VHT coated mine and haven't had any issues with oil, chemicals, or heat causing it to wear off.

It is all about prep though. I soaked mine in degreaser and steam cleaned it then roughed it up with some 200 grit.
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Definitely powder coat. I'll be surprised even with Jeff's prep if it lasts more than a year or two.
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Mine was $50 and wrinkle was like an extra $15.
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So Aidan you have a source for powder coating? I'd be super happy with $65 for wrinkle red powder coating.
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Ed, come pick up your engine.

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Sure you don't want to just drop it in your car?
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