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Old 03-19-2004, 09:58 AM
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Default HEAD GASKET COMPRESSION THICKNESS

Hi
does anyone know the end compression thickness of the "STOCK orig equipment as it came with the car Head Gasket." I am getting ready to install 3 X 2 carb / intake and wanted to bump the compression up a notch. Fpr every .020" thousands of space from stock either way will give you about 2.5 cc more or less change in combustion area. toying with the idea of copper gaskets as i can buy them at a particular thickness matching up the intake to compensate for the change in the head location. Just need a ref. point for my math.
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Old 03-19-2004, 07:54 PM
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Default RE: HEAD GASKET COMPRESSION THICKNESS

I could not find this information in the shop manuals or the Ford parts book. Oddly, the parts book list the thickness of the 1955-57 292 and 312 gasket as .021 inch thick but gives no listing for any other gasket. FelPro states that their FE head gasket that fits 352, 390, 406, 427, 428, 428CJ, 428SCJ ENGINES 1961-71 is .041" thick.

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Old 03-20-2004, 01:20 PM
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Default RE: HEAD GASKET COMPRESSION THICKNESS

If you have the heads off...why not rework the heads and then match the intake.

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Default RE: HEAD GASKET COMPRESSION THICKNESS

hi
I was hoping someone might have that information, i can get a measurement with a feeler gage while it is still together and i was a inside machinist for 10 years but thought a ford spec. might be better information. the car is stock except for a C6 and of course i still have the cruisematic and did not want to modify any original pc. if possible. I saw the .041" when i was looking and kind of got the idea that felpro made 2 different ones but could never lock that down on the internet. I can buy copper at much more expense and they start around .020" and go up. I know that head gasket design is better today than it was in 1960 and i have to say i have never blown a felpro head gasket on a fe engine. I have blown quite a few stock fe head gaskets from 1965 and back thru the years. thanks for looking and if you come up with something let me know mean while in the next couple of days i'll get started on the motor and try to get a measurement to post
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