Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Sydney, Australia
The parts guys were talking about a "VRS" - Valve Regrind (gasket) SET. Buy a name brand that will suit your heads... and pay attention to the word "Front". Strange as it may seem, gasket arse-abouts are fairly common; first sign is overheating. For torque-to-yield bolts, a good torque wrench is advised (there's $300-plus), and ideally some prior experience on this type application.
If the mechanics screw up, the labour should be warranted. If you screw up, where's the guarantee? Not all their money is net profit. Also, I would never count on achieving 100% productivity on a public holiday - need one Ford-only part, and you're shagged.
FWIW, I distrust factory timing sets after about 40 000k's and would always go a Rollmaster or JP and dial the cam.
Out of curiosity - these heads are rated better (in public opinion) than the World Products jobbies, aren't they?