In Reply to: 9n ford engine sleeves posted by fordmancg on June 06, 2019 at 20:02:01:
I decked my 8N engine with new sleeves installed and have had no problems. I was careful to chase the stud threads in the block with only a plumber's wire brush for 1/2" pipe before reinstalling the studs. I used Permatex Aviation Form-a-Gasket to seal them and only torqued the studs to 10 ft-lb in the block. Also used the Felpro soft head gasket, not the metal one. Can get those at NAPA.