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Head gasket ?

Post  whitefield on April 5th 2016, 10:28 pm

I have been over thinking and reading I guess ! study scratch

I would like to know what the preferred head gasket for a 13.5 351w N/A would be or that you guys have had the best luck out of ? Thanks
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Post  FalconEh on April 5th 2016, 10:34 pm

whitefield wrote:I have been over thinking and reading I guess ! study scratch

I would like to know what the preferred head gasket for a 13.5 351w N/A  would be or that you guys have had the best luck out of ? Thanks

Other's may have differing opinions but with 13.5:1 in my Cleveland's NA I could run any Felpro gasket from the local NAPA with success, with the juice or a bad tune it will be different.
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Post  whatbumper on April 5th 2016, 10:51 pm

We usually just use 1011-2 fel-pro or 8548pt2



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Post  whitefield on April 5th 2016, 10:57 pm

whatbumper wrote:We usually just use 1011-2 fel-pro

1011-2 is it any better than the 1011-1 ?

I have been using the 1011-1 , l didn't know if there was anything better or recommended .
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Post  whatbumper on April 5th 2016, 11:02 pm

whitefield wrote:
whatbumper wrote:We usually just use 1011-2 fel-pro

1011-2 is it any better than the 1011-1 ?

I have been using the 1011-1 , l didn't know if there was anything better or recommended .

Don't know if there is any performance advantage but we've just had good luck with that one number.

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Post  supervel45 on April 5th 2016, 11:06 pm

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/fpp-1011-2

I think that's kind of like the 1018 in the 460 world. I am going back with PT's myself and the 1018 where not that much more. They held up to a lot of spray but, did not have much compression. I'm with Falcon on the stock Felpro's, they worked for me. They say the 1011-2's go better with aluminum heads to keep corrosion down in the add also.

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Post  gmsmkr on April 5th 2016, 11:37 pm

1011-1 has a thicker compression.   .041

1011-2 has a thinner compression.  .039

Both good we use 1011-2 also
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Post  rmcomprandy on April 6th 2016, 12:10 am

A 1011-1 is a bit stronger and has a pre-flatened STEEL wire "O" ring under the metal cylinder bead overlay.

A 1011-2 is a bit thinner and has a pre-flatened COPPER wire "O" ring under the metal cylinder bead overlay.

A 1011-1 has the tendency to brinnell a groove in an aluminum head which is not all bad if you continue to use THAT gasket.

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Post  IDT-572 on April 6th 2016, 1:08 pm

We had good luck going back after being run one night of racing and re-torqueing them on our 14:1 Cleveland.

I don't remember the felpro number, but it was the standard parts house rebuild gaskets the blue ones.

Never lost one after we started doing that, even on the spray.
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Post  rmcomprandy on April 6th 2016, 5:26 pm

IDT-572 wrote:    We had good luck going back after being run one night of racing and re-torqueing them on our 14:1 Cleveland.

   I don't remember the felpro number, but it was the standard parts house rebuild gaskets the blue ones.

   Never lost one after we started doing that, even on the spray.

People are just to lazy to re-torque head bolts/studs on a high performance engine.  After all, the gasket companies ads say you don't need to do it ... you bet.

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Post  69F100 on April 6th 2016, 9:15 pm

rmcomprandy wrote:
IDT-572 wrote:    We had good luck going back after being run one night of racing and re-torqueing them on our 14:1 Cleveland.

   I don't remember the felpro number, but it was the standard parts house rebuild gaskets the blue ones.

   Never lost one after we started doing that, even on the spray.

People are just to lazy to re-torque head bolts/studs on a high performance engine.  After all, the gasket companies ads say you don't need to do it ... you bet.

That so they can sale you some more and tell you it was your fault you installed them wrong.
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Post  gmsmkr on April 6th 2016, 9:19 pm

rmcomprandy wrote:
People are just to lazy to re-torque head bolts/studs on a high performance engine.  After all, the gasket companies ads say you don't need to do it ... you bet.

This is what kills me they want all this performance but don't want to do the up keep and maintenance on them
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