Okay time for an update.
This is the first time any vehicle has been in the garage since i've lived in this house for the past 3 year (old roommates have a photography studio in there) needs more work to get perfect but between my jeep, and my new roommate's 240sx drift car build, we'll get it figured out.
Ran into my first and only problem of the head swap. A broken steering pump bolt, still acts like a stud so i just left it like that. I'll tackle it when i upgrade the steering box and pump in the future.
Then i got to witness this mess!
Luckily, the rockers and valves didn't look quite as bad.
Here's a picture of my crack
Torn apart at the halfway point, took 3 1/2 hours to get it to this point taking my time without help.
New head gasket
Clearwater head installed. Yes, i reused my head bolts as they were brand new Mopar bolts i had installed last time i did this and it's okay to reuse them once.
Called it a night on monday at this point, i had taken too long of a break and hit a bunch of traffic doing last minute run around stuff.
And test drive went fine. Check one thing off the list!
One thing i'm still concerned with is i don't have much heat, it's warmish but not hot. I need to flush the heater core again (water is turned off but it's going to be warm this weekend so i'm sure i'll get it flushed then) My no heat issue started after installed a CSF 3row radiator and flowkooler high-flow water pump. Maybe they're too efficient? anyone car to chime in on the subject?