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clevelandstyle
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posted 03-06-2002 05:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for clevelandstyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I measureed my deck clearance on my 351c and I have .030". I am probably gonna freshen the engine next winter so I will deck the block then. As for now I would rather up my compression some other way. Is there a thinner head gasket available for a Cleveland? The thinnest one I found was .041". That makes my quench .071". That sucks!

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clevelandstyle
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posted 03-07-2002 09:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for clevelandstyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I take it that no one knows about the gaskets?

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steve'66
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posted 03-07-2002 10:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
.030 deck clearance is a bunch and .071 quench/squish is way too much to prevent pre-ignition. But, I duuno about the gasket options you may have. I'd deck the block.

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kid vishus
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posted 03-07-2002 10:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have tried to find thinner gaskets in the hopes of raising my compression a little. But all the gaskets I found that were thinner, had a much larger bore size and actually had a larger cc volume than the Fel-pro. I'm not sure if that would help you any or not. I do remember that they werent cheap either.

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clevelandstyle
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posted 03-07-2002 11:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for clevelandstyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kid vishus:
... all the gaskets I found that were thinner, had a much larger bore size and actually had a larger cc volume than the Fel-pro.

So what your saying is that I won't be able to raise my compression, but I may improve my quench.
What gaskets are they?
I'm sure that I'm gonna deck the block next winter. I just don't want to do it now. I've made a lot of changes over this winter and I want to see the effects. Racing season is starting very soon and I still have a lot to do. Can't wait!

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kid vishus
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posted 03-08-2002 05:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by clevelandstyle:
So what your saying is that I won't be able to raise my compression, but I may improve my quench.
What gaskets are they?


I'll dig that catalog out later today after work and see if I can find them again.

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kid vishus
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posted 03-08-2002 07:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I looked, and...I was wrong, they are thicker.
They have a bigger bore size and more cc's than the Fel-Pro. So thats a no-go.

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clevelandstyle
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posted 03-08-2002 07:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for clevelandstyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bummer dude! Thanks for looking anyway.

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futurattraction
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posted 03-09-2002 12:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for futurattraction   Click Here to Email futurattraction     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
clevelandstyle,
I ran across a site sometime back where there are thinner gaskets for 351C. The thing I'm not sure about is whether they're suited to your type of application. I'm not actually sure what environment they're designed to work kin. They're copper gaskets. I've never used them, but you can at least take a look at the specs.

URL is:
http://www.scegaskets.com/results_IE4.asp?catalog_Action=Filter%28%22%28index+%3D%27FORD+351C+%2D+400M+V8%27%29+AND+%28productline+%3D%27PRO+COPPER+Head+Gaskets%27%29%22%29&catalog _Position=PAR:

Best wishes and happy hunting!!
Scott

79 Fairmont, 351C, Aussie heads, etc.
http://www.avalon.net/~spopham/futurattraction.htm

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clevelandstyle
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posted 03-09-2002 08:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for clevelandstyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Although the .021 gasket thickness looks good, it requires that I O-ring the block. I don't think I'm prepared the do that. Thanks anyway.

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kid vishus
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posted 03-09-2002 09:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by clevelandstyle:
Although the .021 gasket thickness looks good, it requires that I O-ring the block. I don't think I'm prepared the do that. Thanks anyway.


Not that I would try this, but we had a guy that I race with run copper gaskets (he needed more deck clearance) and he didnt o-ring the block or heads. And he never had any problems with it.

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