Originally Posted by 0trbo4myCHEVUICK
Nah if they are even with the deck my compression will be too high i think.
That would depend on the chamber volume of the head and the dish volume of the piston, now wouldn't it. You did read the page on quench
The "ideal" quench measurement is right at 0.040". About the most common composite head gasket thickness is 0.041". So a zero deck (piston even w/the block) and a 0.041" head gasket will put the quench measurement right where it needs to be.
You do not want to adjust the compression ratio by making the quench distance wider. So using a thicker head gasket or a piston deeper in the hole are both bad plans as compared to a zero deck and a 0.040" range head gasket- or any other combination of HG thickness/piston deck height (piston in the hole) that equals about 0.040".