questions on installing pirate cycles high compression head

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by blckwlfny1, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. blckwlfny1

    blckwlfny1 Member

    My high compression billet head just arrived from pirate cycles. :)I was looking for some recommendations on a few things. ...any takers?
    1) Can I use the existing head gasket, or do I use form-a-gasket?

    2) Wait until after the motor's break in before installing or no?-I've got a true 20 hrs of use on my motor

    3) What oil ratio should be used?

  2. unior

    unior Member

    I would recommend the original gasket.

    This shouldn't make too much difference but I would personally break it in a little more before raising compression.

    Oil ratio remains the same
  3. blckwlfny1

    blckwlfny1 Member

  4. pineiroadrian

    pineiroadrian New Member

    would it be better to use this head, or get the SBP super thin aluminnum head gasket on the stock head?
  5. motorpsycho

    motorpsycho Active Member

    i would break the engine in to get a feel for it's performance while it's all stock.
    then, when you bolt the new head on, you will get a feel for how much more power the engine is making with the new head.