I wear an orange and white cap with a big T on it as well. Did you know that the University of Texas and University of Tennessee have the same colors and the caps look exactly alike? The only thing is, mine has a small orange pair of long horns on the back.
I got the head off this morning and I'm trying to tell for sure if the head gasket was leaking. It appears that it was leeking along the manifold side across the front four cylinders, but I can't say for absolutely sure.
The cylinders look really good. I am going to take it to the machine shop Monday morning and hopefully get it back before next weekend. If the weather will cooperate next weekend, I should have her in it on that Monday.
I'll let you know how it comes out.
Thanks and have a great weekend,
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