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Head Gasket Sizes

Just wanting advise on head gaskets heres the problem.
Need to use .031 thick gasket to reach 11-1 comp . Not sure if this will cause other problems and does anyone know of a range of gaskets suitable .
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Re: Head Gasket Sizes

I know Felpro uses different thickness's but I am not sure about .31 thick.

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Re: Head Gasket Sizes

I wouldnt use thinner gaskets, deck the block or mill the heads .010". Besides 10thou wont effect compression that much.
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Re: Head Gasket Sizes

10 thou smaller will raise your CR about .25

All the fast parts catalogues I have show head gaskit thickness of 0.038-0.060 (0.040 average).

Normal Felpro is 0.041 compressed. Not sure where you'll get a 0.031

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Re: Head Gasket Sizes

which gasket had a compressed thickness of 60 thou?

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CRUSHU F150: 60 thou gaskits?............my bad!! Looked at the intake manifold gaskits column too.

Some serious dislexia looking at my parts catalogue.

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