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Old 04-15-2013, 11:36 PM
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F bird....and Gary1 .....come on guys......lets exercise some tact.
Everyone has a valuable opinion, lets being gentleman about it.
Slamming each other looks childish to other who read the post.
It also has no value to the thread. Lighten up.
I totally agree with you.Honestly my heart aches for this first time O/P to have to run into this kind of thing.I really mean that from the bottom of my soul.

My reasons for it I think I have cover.I do hope we didn't lose this new member.

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The gasket you want to use is Felpro Q7733SH1. It is a plain steel shim type head gasket
it is $10..each.X2.. Install clean and dry.. Make sure the block decks are clean and dry. Wipe the block and heads and the gasket with lacquer thinners to ensure it is oil free.
This is all you need to do. If the old head gasket was not blown out, the new gasket will not have any problem sealing. It is just that simple. New GMPP SBC head bolts are a nice buy too. About $20.
Decking the block is not nessessary.
I have been doing this for 35 years and have yet to have a shim style gasket fail. EVER
1000's and 1000's and 1000's of SBC have been build using this gasket.
It is the same gasket GM uses on the OEM 350's. So thats like millions of gaskets in service.
If the gasket is going to seal , it will seal.
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I don't like the shim style head gaskets.Not much bite in them and you really need to have the deck finish to handle/help seal them long term.

The Vortec engines have a head gasket issue in part because of less head bolts and in part because of the gaskets.I'm not sure if that isn't the reason why we are finding so many cracked used Vortec heads too.Thin castings aside.

Far and away better to machine parts and have the proper pistons for the proper SCR using a .039 head gasket.

The Vortec heads are ok performance heads,but do have their limits.Given what you have to do/pay to make them worth while,your far ahead of the game just to spend alittle more and get what you need from the aftermarket.
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Been in a 9.90 car(s) for yrs.Fastest was a 8 second 1/4 car.Part owner with a driver wrenching on a 4.56@150mph car.
Nice! I see your in NY... Do you guys have the 10.5 & 10.5 radial classes ?
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:35 PM
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The edit should be less intake bolts.Sorry for the error.

I'm going to go back to what I said at first.Why the hell would you invest into anything that has a history of cracking??. Then cut them even more on a thin casting,then use a shim gasket.Just doesn't make much sense.

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