That does look suspect that the blue is still on there. That torque too is nutty. Make sure everything is flat (heads block).
After blowing my hg, I was grateful that I did not bust a piston. So not sure if I'm a fan of hg that don't act as a fuse.
97 Laser Red GT-248A Wingless model, Built Lincoln Mark VIII motor-Procharger D1SC, 3 core IC
2012 Black GT-Saddle, 3.73s, Brembos, Shaker1000