Originally Posted by Chevyfan16
I used new ARP bolts with permatex sealer and oil under the heads. I used those head gaskets because it gave me a quench of .035 which is pretty close to perfect. I don't know of any other head gaskets that would give me proper quench.
The steel shims gaskets usually have a minimum rma surface finish. I was always told to use copper head gasket spray with them. Hopefully you didn't hurry anything and can replace them and be on your way.