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351 intake gasket problems

Last post 05-13-2013, 9:44 PM by CatFish. 2 replies.
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  •  04-12-2009, 11:14 AM 1850

    351 intake gasket problems

    hello just wondering if there is a way to use a newer style intake gasket on 69 heads?...i have a gasket set for a 80 351 but the coolant ports are diffrent the heads and intake are L shaped but the gasket is a rectangle. when i put these on i leaked coolant and it went into the exhaust openings on the heads. i could order a proper set but figured i had these why not try them..anyways is there a way to make these work or what???
  •  04-15-2009, 9:55 PM 1856 in reply to 1850

    Re: 351 intake gasket problems

    I cant remember what the shape of the water ports are, but it should be clear if you lay the gasket over the block and compare against the head. I remember looking at them and wondering if I could cut out the square to make the port rectangular.


    Maybe the gasket is blocking off some of the key waterports in the old head resulting in a high pressure area that pushes out.


    I'm pretty sure they must be quite different though because otherwise I probably would have tried to use them as well :D

  •  05-13-2009, 9:44 PM 1898 in reply to 1856

    Re: 351 intake gasket problems

    My vanner buddy Reed had a similiar problem and his thread might help shed some light.


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