Wait I did, blown head gasket.
Number one and four burnt through the top into the lifter valley.
No wonder the car nosed over at half track.
Back at the beginning, I torqued the heads, came back the next morning and checked them.
Don't recall any that had relaxed, thats some thing I'd make note of.
I asked in two diff. places about re-torque, told it wasn't necessary.
Now I see in the fine print edlebrock assembly tips, torque,
then after first heat cool cycle, re-torque.
That doesn't sound like a tip- should have been a bold print FINAL STEP!
The fun is leaking out, will take this up again when I'm energized.
called edlebrock, they use vi-ton stem seals, no sweat there.
forgot to re-torque intake manifold, oil's being sucked in from lifter valley.
checked torque on head bolts-OK
R&R cams- isky cam looks like new
E303 back in, straight up.
waiting on gasket set
got the trany/drive shaft ect. back in.
block engine up, pull water pump- distributor - alternator ect.
ready to change cam and intake-- huge rain storm coming
I'll be tending the wood stove for a couple days.