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Fel-Pro or generic gasket to attach heads to headers?

I purchased a Fel-Pro gasket set for my sbc. The gaskets to attach the heads to the headers seem to be of high quality, but come in three pieces (image attached)

I also purchased some shorty headers that came with a gasket specific to the headers. This gasket seems to be more fibrous than the Fel-Pro version.

Which style would work best: the three piece Fel-Pro, or the generic header gasket specific to the headers?

Also, I noticed there is a threaded exhaust port on the vortec heads. What is this for and is it OK to seal it with a plug?

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-A
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Circled opening should be water [for temp sensor , etc] should be threaded.... use the gaskts that came w/ your headers , I've good luck w/ the hi-temp copper silicone sealer on both sides of the gskt.

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It is threaded. Thanks for the help.

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