Cool- thanks for the tip! I'm always looking for other viewpoints and experience since I can't find too much info about other builds that have been done on these engines.On my race bike builds, I check PTV clearance at 8 degrees BTDC for the intake and 8 degress ATDC for the exhaust. You want at least .050" on the intake and .075" on the exhaust. Of course on a 24v diesel it's probably different.
I probably should have checked it with the stock pistons to see what they had originally, but adding the head gasket will give me another 0.052", so I think I'll be in the clear.