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From: Ocean City, MD
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posted 12-08-2002 02:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for windsoreight   Click Here to Email windsoreight     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am fairly new here. I have posted some in the MII forum and classifieds. I am the proud owner of a 78 Cobra II street rod and a 70 Mach 1 in the process of being cloned into a Boss 429. First question is how good are the C9AE 429/460 blocks? How much can they be bored for street use? Also for a 351W that I am building I am looking for a thin head gasket. I am replacing my built DO casting heads with some heavily worked aluminum heads. The D0 heads are around 56 cc's having been shaved 20. The aluminum heads are 60cc and I was looking for a head gasket with a smaller compressed volume. I know the gasket won't make all of it up but it will help. Thanks for the help.

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posted 12-08-2002 03:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 429 block can go .125 over safely. They have a ton of material.
Cometic is your only source for thin head Windsor head gaskets. They have them as thin as .012. They have a website.

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