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Head Gasket Questions...

With my build slowly coming along...
What should I do about my head gaskets?
I've been reading that stock fresh head gaskets and studs will not safely hold 40-50psi until they have been "aged".
What other options do I have? Fire Ring Head Gaskets are super pricey... Would much rather spend the money elsewhere...

Trucks mods:
250/100 injectors
BDP modded H2E
910 Springs
DI PushRods
Mahle pistons (machined bowls)
Forged OEM pistons??
E-Fuel (Obviously )
T-500 HPOP

Looking for 500hp - 575hp
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Dont pull the heads. Just take one bolt out at a time and replace it with a stud

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Dont pull the heads. Just take one bolt out at a time and replace it with a stud
Motor is blown and needs to be machined and rebuilt. The heads must come off..



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With that set up, your looking at fire rings, o-rings may hold, but when doing a build like that, may as well do it right. Also your t500 may not hold pressure well with the 250/200s. May wana step it up a notch.

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With that set up, your looking at fire rings, o-rings may hold, but when doing a build like that, may as well do it right. Also your t500 may not hold pressure well with the 250/200s. May wana step it up a notch.
I was hoping that wouldn't be the case!
I've read some horror stories about the fire rings.

They are only 250/100's. Beans said that the t500 would keep up.
What HPOP set-up would you recommend?



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Id go with a srp1.1 but its a love hate thing. If beans said they would keep up, they would know better then me. Just seems like thats a small pump to run a good duty cycle and not run the pump for everything its got.

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Id go with a srp1.1 but its a love hate thing. If beans said they would keep up, they would know better then me. Just seems like thats a small pump to run a good duty cycle and not run the pump for everything its got.
I'd much rather only do all of this one time. I'll call around and see if I can get my hands on a srp1.1.


Now for the next question...
Forged Cyro Peen-shot rods... or billet rods?
$600 vs $2650



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Just keep in mind there are quite a few horror stories about the srp1.1 but there are plenty of guys that have no issues that dont post up their good experiences. Just want u to be aware of them b4 u commit to a purchase.

As for rods, i hove no experience. I know plenty of guys who are running 250/200s on stock forged rods, but they also have a spare motor just in case it pukes a rod.

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A stock 17* or any symilar pump, can run a Hybrid but for better results you need a pump like the srp1.1 that provides more volume...
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Called RiffRaff and left them a message regarding the return of my T500.
Will order the srp1.1 soon.

I don't want to make another thread, so could someone please chime in on the following question:
I ordered two 16" 1/4" braided lines, is this a sufficient size for the supply lines to the back of the heads from my y-splitter. The stock fuel line size from the lift pump to the heads was 1/4" so i figured it would suffice. Now that I am aiming for 500-575hp I am questioning my decision...

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