Which block to rebuild? Recessed or non-recessed?

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Which block to rebuild? Recessed or non-recessed?

#1 Post by LRT » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:15 am

I am wanting to rebuild a 2500 engine and have a few recessed and non-recessed blocks that I could choose from.

Is it better to rebuild a recessed block due to the supposedly better head gasket life?

Or is it better to rebuild a non-recessed block due to the ease of decking the block?

I'm not planning to race or rally the car, but plan to use it daily on rural roads - both sealed & gravel - as well as for regular long distance driving.
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Re: Which block to rebuild? Recessed or non-recessed?

#2 Post by Alec » Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:09 am

Hello LRT,

the 2500 engine is not known for head gasket weakness, so I wouldn't make that a consideration.

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Re: Which block to rebuild? Recessed or non-recessed?

#3 Post by LRT » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:18 am

Thanks Alec
1975 Triumph 2500 TC 4 speed manual
1975 Triumph 2000 4 speed manual with facelift plastic grill
1977 Triumph 2500 TC BW 65 auto - Toyota Guinea Gold

1979 Land Rover SIII Ex-Australian Army

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