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I've got the heads and barrels of my Tornado and some new valve guides and rings coming when surprise surprise, no cylinder base gaskets on this motor. It hasn't seemed to affect it, no oil or compression leaks. I've got base gaskets coming as well and they'll go on but does anyone know why someone'd want to assemble a motor without them?

Also, does anyone know the ring gap clearances?

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Ya Matt, thanks for that. I figured that would be the main reason to do it - the old poor man's compression improver - ditch the base gasket. Clearly it's been running all right with it that way.

It's got me intrigued, there's a few threads on doing it on other engines on Yahoo.

I might leave them off when it goes back together.

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