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Old 06-08-2012, 11:37 PM
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Ordering parts for 350 Vortec. HELP! So many choices. "/

I'm really new at this! Please excuse my ignorance!
I dropped off my flat tappet block this week.
Having it rebuilt with hyper pistons (not sure what kind), elgin cam with .45 lift(what they offered with build). It was a performance build from dependable engine shop in town. Ordering stock GM Vortec heads from Jegs or Summit, RPM intake.
Ok, so I have read SOOOO much about what to do. Need help with order and specifics, if ya can.

1. I don't really need Air Gap right? Just RPM 7116 (per techinspector1, if I remember correctly)
2. Will intake have same bolt holes for brackets? It is the first two holes from the pulleys..
3.Ordering head/intake bolts. What kind? Prices range from 25-100+.. looking for just affordable.
4.This is the most important I think. I'm almost sure there was a specific head gasket for my application to keep compression to 9.5??? Again, I show my ignorance.. Just want to run regular gas.
I don't know what my bore size is. They said it should be around .30 or .40.
Any help is always appreciated!

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1. correct.
2. probably not. Some bracket mods are to be expected.
3. Pioneer and Elgin offer good quality/cost bolts that will do the job.
4. Head gasket with .039-.041" compressed thickness.
5. Compression height, dish/flat top, is a factor. Rebuilders pistons are .020" short.
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When I did my vortec head swap the intake had a spot for the alternator bracket to bolt to it for the v belt style front accessories.
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