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Best head gaskets and why
« on: July 29 2020, 08:01:50 AM »
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Re: Best head gaskets and why
« Reply #1 on: July 29 2020, 09:32:51 AM »
Stock ones !! Will act like a fuse if ya mess yup.  :cheers:

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Re: Best head gaskets and why
« Reply #2 on: July 29 2020, 10:12:13 AM »
Yes, the stock ones for the cars running in the elevens or slower.  Torque them down in several stages for best success.  Note that the original factory head bolts cannot be reused.  Buy ARP bolts and use them as a replacement.

Here is the number of the stock FelPro replacement  in this link   https://www.weberpowerproducts.com/steel-core-laminate-head-gasket-p/fel-9441pt.htm
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Re: Best head gaskets and why
« Reply #3 on: July 30 2020, 11:38:22 AM »
thank you for the info

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Re: Best head gaskets and why
« Reply #4 on: July 31 2020, 09:55:12 PM »
Felpros quality for head gaskets has gone down the shitter. Check the fire rings...don't be surprised to see them egg shaped. Take 'em back if they are. Victor Reinz are only way to fly.
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TRW .030 Pistons
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Re: Best head gaskets and why
« Reply #5 on: August 01 2020, 12:10:50 AM »
Felpro went down the toilet 15 years ago.  VR stopped making them.  Even Weber does not have any left in stock.  Maybe someone does..
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Re: Best head gaskets and why
« Reply #6 on: August 01 2020, 09:17:30 AM »
I'd say go with RJC shims...but if you miss the tune you take a chance on hurting the bottom end.
109 235 Cubic Inch Stock Stroke Balanced Rotating Assembly
Stock Crank
TRW .030 Pistons
Stock Rods
Stock Timing Chain/Gears
212/212 Flat Tappet Cam
JB Racing Heads
Stock Rockers
5.7 TT Race Chip
Built 2004R
AC 16930
6262 JB

6.72 at 104.67-25 PSI

I see slow people