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Old 08-31-2008, 06:11 PM
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Head Gasket Question.

Hello Guys one question here.

I have a 350 Chevy, std deck block (9.025") with dome pistons (8cc) can i use .015" head gasket with it or would the piston hit the head (70cc-chambers) ?

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Old 08-31-2008, 06:58 PM
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It's a crap shoot with that thin of a head gasket and domed pistons. You really need to use some putty and check a few for clearance.
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Anytime you use dome piston you increase the odds of lack of clearance. Like JMark mentioned, I'd do a measurement and make sure your timing marks on the timing chain are right on, otherwise, for sure you'll hear some sounds coming from the motor.
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You also need to make sure your deck surfaces are flat enough to use a shim gasket.
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If this isn't a race engine, where every CC has to be accounted for, I wouldn't bother. Too risky for too little gain.
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