So I head to stop working on the head gaskets for quite awhile due to me moving. I've finally got all my stuff in one place and got my mustang moved over. So over the weekend I was able to start working on it again. I've managed to get one of the heads completely off, and the other one is completely un-bolted except a few things mounted to it that need to be removed before I can take it all the way off. Now for the big issue. Rust. It is obvious that there was puddles of coolant in 2 of the cylinders, and the other 2 have a little bit of rust. I managed to get most of it off using the rough side of a sponge and brake cleaner, but there is still some being stubborn and not wanting to come off. Obviously the best thing to do would be to pull the engine, hone the cylinders and get some rings, but I don't have the time or resources to do that, so I have to work with what I've got. Now I was able to pull the other cylinder head up far enough to get a peek on how its cylinders are, and I can already see that they are going to be no better than the other side. I can see that its wet and rusty on the small bits of the cylinders i can see.
I can't imagine that this is simply my head gaskets anymore. Some how both head gasket blew and allowed water to get into ALL my cylinders? I have no idea what it could be. Something broke that allowed a ton of water to get into all of my cylinders. I figured the problem was my head gaskets because it had been overheated due to my absolutely beyond trash original water pump that was rotting away, badly corroded, and started to leak. Water began getting into the oil, and I sea foamed my mustang and was able to see exhaust flowing out of my coolant reservoir with the cap off. Also A little bit of coolant was getting on the exhaust manifold on one side. And it began to ping really, really badly.
Another thing that I thought pointed to head gasket was the fact that after I found my water pump was leaking, I filled it back up with water when I got home, and when I filled it it began to misfire! I figured it was due to water getting into one of the cylinders, and after that I stopped driving it and began to work on it. All of these things I can see being caused by the head gasket, but now i'm not sure.
Sorry about the disorganization, should've gathered my thoughts before starting this haha..
If all else fails, I have a freshly rebuilt 460 big block that will go into it. But I'd rather not get 9 miles to the gallon. And it's stock so not a ton of hp. Lots of potential though.
Anyways, help ;n;
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