View Full Version : Head gasket replacement

02-20-2005, 10:39 AM
could someone reccomend a head gasket, and the web site addresss, my car has some mild parts added and i just taken the heads off to have them ported, new turbo owner, car is down for the winter, trying to get somemore from it, gaskets I took off were silverish, also will be replcing sprigs with 100# and new seals,at this point will new stainless valves help or put my money elsewhere. car has hot wire for fuel pump blue injectors are these stock?,mease performance upper plenum and throttle body, adj waste gate, adj. fuel press. reg. kenne bell cold air pkg, seller said chip, unsure which one
ss machine traction bars, 160 therm. new to this anything i've learned i got from this site, great source, thanx for any help, oh yea can i put a hotwire to the trans. to make it lock up, seller said doesnt lock up because of the chip, i drive 100 miles a day for work this would help the gas milage.my car is a 86 GN with 70k miles
Plattsburgh, ny

02-20-2005, 11:36 AM
First, stock headgaskets are the Victor style composite gaskets (silvery) ... they work great, and depending on what you are going to use the car for, will be fine.

If you intend to run very high boost levels and such, then consider the Cometic gaskets or steel shims Read up on important things for your rebuild here:


Read up on gaskets here:



Read up on switch installation here:


The hotwired pump and blue top injectors are not stock.

02-25-2005, 12:29 AM
i dont know a whole lot about TR's yet but i do know that if you put something stronger than the stock gasket on and then run a lot of boost, instead of blowing a head gasket ur going to eat up the lower end. pistons, rings,ect.