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Old 06-01-2004, 07:25 PM
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Head gaskets???

What are the best head gaskets to use on a mild supercharged engine? I will be running about 9 or 10 lbs of boost with a roots type 177 blower. Aluminum heads, 8.5 to 1 base compression ratio. I used fel-pro gaskets last summer and didn't have a problem with 9lbs of boost and 8.8 to 1 compression. I just want some opinions on if I should just stick with fel-pro or is there anything better out there. Its a street engine that will be used every day on pump gas. I also have a msd timing boost master. Opinions will be appreciated. Thanks.

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Old 06-01-2004, 08:58 PM
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As long as the block and heads are in good condition. Any of the better Hi-perf Gaskets will work fine. Fel-Pro's are ideal as are the specialty people.

I once had a very respected NASCAR engine man tell me that with the five head bolts around the chamber on a sbc Chevy you could just about seal them up with a gasket made of Wheaties box and a can of spray tack!!
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Old 06-01-2004, 09:06 PM
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I agree with Bob(not that it is needed). Just get a pair of Felpros race quality gaskets and you are good to know. Truth be known, most headgasket problems are due to bad tune and subsequent detontation. If you were making over 20psi you might look into something better, but you will be fine with those.

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