Head Gasket Question
I thought it would be a bright idea to run a compression check and spark plug inspection on my newly rebuilt 262. I screwed the tester into the #1 cylinder before I looked closely at the adapter on the tester. The tester easily screwed in by hand but it was the smaller thread size. It dropped past the threads and I can easily turn it, but it wont catch the threads and back out. The head is going to have to come back off, but my question is, can I reuse the head gasket if I recoat again with copper cote sealant? I torqued it down 3 times after 3 heat cycles and have maybe 10 miles of driving on it. I don't want to drop another 100 bucks on one if I don't need to. What do you guys think?