Virtually no one in the industry uses or designs torque plates like this. All of the extra material hanging off the sides of the block have never been shown, to my knowledge, to have any effect on block distortion. The distortion is focused around the studs and the fire ring area of the headgasket, making your key dimensions the thickness of the plate and the bores.Id like one but need it to be demontionaly the size of the 7M head.
Will there be a chance for another group buy?
I am tentatively looking at first of next year for getting a batch run, unless I get at least 4 hard commitments to buy. If I get 4 people to put up money I'll order a batch of 5.I’m in.
None planned. Changes typically add to the cost so I avoid them to make it easier for me to sell these. The 7m bunch is a fickle bunch.....Ill do a commitment to buy. Any changes from the last run?
Sunnen, one of the biggest manufacturers of engine machining equipment and tools, did some extensive testing on several different types of motors and ultimately found that as long as the plate covered all of the gasket surface that the head covers, was the same thickness as the head, and was the same base material as the head, that the plate would be effective. They stated that the biggest difference came from doing the boring and honing with the block at operating temperatures, which isn't necessarily an easy task. Which is where the hour long presentation became a big sales pitch for their most expensive machine. So take that as you will.I know I might be overkill but I always try to over think things lol. It certainty would not hurt but the wallet. Unfortunately without testing of some sort which is unpractical, we may never know.