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headgasket & valves for E85 alcohol

what valves and head gaskets do I use on my sbc 1970 350 12.5-1 compression engine for street use. My corvette is off the drag strip and going on the street.

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Gaskets and valves for E-85 are same as for use with gas.
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What were you using for fuel before? Chances are with E85 you are going to need to completely overhaul your fuel system otherwise you will most likely be running lean.

Rob Mix Services build carbs especially to run on E85 or he sells kits to convert a few different carbs too.

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Gaskets and valves for E-85 are same as for use with gas.
The only things you really need to change are in the fuel system, just like speed masters said. The additions I would suggest are a 195 to 210 thermostat so you can get the oil warm enough to keep condensation out of it, and an electric fuel pump so you are sure to keep the carb bowls full. If you are running EFI then its really easy, larger injectors and a retune and you are done.
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If you are running EFI then its really easy, larger injectors and a retune and you are done.
Sounds like sorcery to me.
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