Head Gasket

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Rusty Oil
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Head Gasket

Post by Rusty Oil » 26 Mar 2019, 00:40

I've bored my 289 .80" over. Now fitting a standard head gasket, l see its slightly too big. It impeads over the cylinder by a few thou. Will it cause any problems? Or do l need to get a head gasket which allows for the .80" over bore?

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Re: Head Gasket

Post by PackardV8 » 26 Mar 2019, 10:24

Yes, the gasket overhanging the cylinder is not good practice. What gasket are you using? The recent production FelPro have been good up to .117" overbore. Any possibility you've got a Really Old Stock 232" gasket?

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Re: Head Gasket

Post by Mike Van Veghten » 26 Mar 2019, 12:53

.80" over..?
I didn't think that was possible. Almost 13/16" overbore ?

Rusty...don't you mean .080" ?

Mike

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Re: Head Gasket

Post by Rusty Oil » 26 Mar 2019, 16:34

Got gasket from Stude International.

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