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351c head gasket thickness

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Topic: 351c head gasket thickness
Posted By: ilyes
Subject: 351c head gasket thickness
Date Posted: 22-January-2012 at 2:58AM
I've been searching and cannot find anything.
I would like to know if anyone of you knows the gasket thickness used from factory, or from those rebuild kit. I called felpro and the representative is clueless.

I plan on running as thin as I can for the gasket, while staying in MLS, I don't want to go copper and have the head machined for it


Posted By: lynchster
Date Posted: 22-January-2012 at 5:55AM
There are two listed if I remember correctly. One is .038 and the other either .042 or .044. Again if I remember correctly the .038 is for the 2V and is worth .2 compression used on a 4V engine. I'll have to find that article again.  

72 Gran Torino Sport
91 F-150

Posted By: Rockatansky
Date Posted: 22-January-2012 at 7:33AM
MLS requires special surface prep on both the block and head deck surface, specifically a smoother finish than what cast iron has been machined to
without the spec Ra finish the MLS gaskets WILL FAIL in short order if they EVER SEAL AT ALL" rel="nofollow -
Fel-Pro 8347PT-1's and 1013's are .041"

72 GT Ute

Posted By: ilyes
Date Posted: 22-January-2012 at 11:37AM
the MLS I was looking to is 0.38" I guess it's not worth the trouble. I can't wait to pull off the heads to be sure of what they are. I saw yesterday I have some kind of fancy harmonic balancer, so I keep my hopes high for the heads, the previous owner seemed to have not looked at the prices when upgrading his car Smile

Posted By: Rockatansky
Date Posted: 23-January-2012 at 8:08AM
with the info i gave you in the other thread you don't have to pull them off to see what they are
valve cover gaskets are a lot cheaper than head gaskets

72 GT Ute

Posted By: ilyes
Date Posted: 23-January-2012 at 11:35AM
I'm gonna yank the cam and the valves, I have to remove the heads.
I wonder what cam I have, car ran 15.39 at the 1/4 mile and speed was 90 mph.
It has a 2.75 open leg, I wonder how much power it made, if you guys have an idea with those number, it would be cool 

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