Cracked head ? Or......
Blew a head casket while back at about 18K miles on a custom build. In addition to white smoke and water to verify had radiator tested whichshowed at least one blown head gasket . Had Edelbrock Performance Heads milledand 'supposedly' pressure tested. Installed with Proform gaskets and properly torqued @ 170. Edelbrock Intake alsowent in with Proform. Cylinder pressureequal across all 8 cylinders. This is a383 out to 388 with a good size Webber cam. Fed by 850 cfm Holley Dual Pumper. Dynos' at 450 HP.
Six months down the road and I'm throwing a lot of clearwater 1-2oz. out the 2-8 head side (headers and dual exhaust), sporadically,when the engine is cold. Once up to 180degrees the water may , or may not, present as white smoke/steam. Doesn't appear its every gone through combustion. No blow backinto radiator at this time. No water inoil.
Took it out yesterday and, after warming with no waterdripping, I got on it several times over about a 30 mile run out. No water. No smoke. Started it today andafter about 5 minutes I get a LOT morewater than I would normally have attributed to condensation and only on the 2-8side. If the water out the tail pipe was more consistent, like every time the engine is started/run, I'd probably dismiss this as accumulated condensation.
So, I'm thinking I may have a cracked cylinder head near anexhaust valve.
Thoughts or experience with Edelbrock Performance Headscracking or? Actually any thoughtsappreciated. Getting too old to keeppulling these heads.