Looks like the gasket might have been kinked before fitting.  It also looks 
like the head might be eroded where it was leaking.  I think I would wipe it on 
some fine wet and dry on a surface plate to check that before reassembly.  
Gasket sets are a substantial expense, these days - you don't want to be using 
two where one would do.

> On 07 August 2018 at 10:04 Larry Colen <l...@red4est.com> wrote:
> Ever since I replaced the motor in my car, I've been having coolant 
> issues. There have been some leaky hoses, which were solved, then 
> another would start leaking. One only leaked while under pressure, and 
> that was a very fine pinhole stream.  For the most part there were no 
> puddles under the car. There was no CO that showed up in the coolant. 
> The compression test results were quite good, with only one cylinder 
> being a few pounds higher than the rest.  The motor had the after market 
> head gaskets, with the exposed bit (which showed they were replacements) 
> looking quite clean, as if they had been replaced along with the new 
> water pump and timing belt which I found when I took the front cover 
> off.  A couple weeks ago, I gave up, and ordered the $300 worth of parts 
> to replace the head gaskets. Money that I had "saved" when the motor was 
> outside of the car and it would have been convenient.
> I got the heads off last night and this morning, and sure enough there 
> was signs of exhaust leaking into the water jacket, which would have 
> pressurized the coolant and blown it out the overflow tank, just as it 
> seemed.  The coolant system being basically sealed is why the leak 
> didn't show up on the compression test.
> Just to keep it on topic, here are some photos, devoid of artistic 
> merit, of the cylinder heads etc.  I've got them pretty much cleaned up 
> now, so with luck I'll have the car back together sometime tomorrow.
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ellarsee/sets/72157672026815098
> My whole experience with this car has been a continuing series of 
> lessons on how expensive it can be to try to save money on cars, and 
> especially car work.

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