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    Head gasket help...

    Hi guys,

    My bolt on build is almost complete but i have hit a dead end. I need a pair of stock head gaskets but the dealer here only has the left side and i cant seem to find any anywhere. I'm taking a trip across the water to Saudi tonight to see if i can get some there but if that fails i need to order some from our company distributor in the US.

    I was thinking of ordering Cometic head gaskets but i they need to be exactly the same size and thickness as the original gaskets...can you guys please post up the original gasket dimensions, Bore and thickness etc...

    Thanks for your help guys.

    Just to keep you updated here is a list of the mods and progress...

    2001 Z28 (Japanese spec)
    Patriot stage 2 head
    Custom grind MS4 cam (no details yet, my friend is being an idiot. Will have them soon though)
    LSX intake manifold
    90mm TB
    Motive gear 3.73 diff gears
    TCI race shift kit
    QTP cutout (single)
    Taylor 10.4mm wires
    SLP pulley
    Hooker 1 7/8 super competition long tubes (waiting for delivery)
    Energy Suspension Hyper flex bushing kit
    will be dyno tuned when finished..

    Will be ordering soon:

    Nitrous Express MAF nos system
    BMR STB
    BMR Torque arm
    6LE front diffuser
    6LE Harness bar
    Sparco Seats
    ZR1 Wheels 17x8.5fr 17x11rr
    Mickey Thompson rubber
    MSD Coil pack
    CF hood (SS)
    Eibach sportline springs
    and loads of other stuff

    wish me luck and thanks for your help guys... I will post pics and videos as soon as she's finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIDZ View Post
    Hi guys,

    My bolt on build is almost complete but i have hit a dead end. I need a pair of stock head gaskets but the dealer here only has the left side and i cant seem to find any anywhere. I'm taking a trip across the water to Saudi tonight to see if i can get some there but if that fails i need to order some from our company distributor in the US.

    I was thinking of ordering Cometic head gaskets but i they need to be exactly the same size and thickness as the original gaskets...can you guys please post up the original gasket dimensions, Bore and thickness etc...

    Thanks for your help guys.

    Just to keep you updated here is a list of the mods and progress...

    2001 Z28 (Japanese spec)
    Patriot stage 2 head
    Custom grind MS4 cam (no details yet, my friend is being an idiot. Will have them soon though)
    LSX intake manifold
    90mm TB
    Motive gear 3.73 diff gears
    TCI race shift kit
    QTP cutout (single)
    Taylor 10.4mm wires
    SLP pulley
    Hooker 1 7/8 super competition long tubes (waiting for delivery)
    Energy Suspension Hyper flex bushing kit
    will be dyno tuned when finished..

    Will be ordering soon:

    Nitrous Express MAF nos system
    BMR STB
    BMR Torque arm
    6LE front diffuser
    6LE Harness bar
    Sparco Seats
    ZR1 Wheels 17x8.5fr 17x11rr
    Mickey Thompson rubber
    MSD Coil pack
    CF hood (SS)
    Eibach sportline springs
    and loads of other stuff

    wish me luck and thanks for your help guys... I will post pics and videos as soon as she's finished.
    So I take it the LS engines won't accept the same gasket for either side like the old small blocks?
    Quote Originally Posted by jiveass View Post
    john, think of the ls1 as the chuck norris of all engines....there isnt a bearing on earth that can stand up to its huge cock of a rotating assembly....its just that bad ass....besides..even with my engine out, i can still smoke your ford....
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    Quote Originally Posted by jiveass View Post
    Yes...this engine wanted to take a break from kickin ass so that it can pursue a career in acting..but will soon realize that no one will hire it due to it being so bad ass, and thats a liabiliity....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiveass View Post
    So I take it the LS engines won't accept the same gasket for either side like the old small blocks?
    I thought they did

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post
    I thought they did
    Me too....hmm... But op says he can only get left side

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    YES there is a difference in gaskets!! I performed a similiar build earlier this year and you have to order the correct gaskets for your model year. The 98-99 year is different from the later years. Go to texas-speed.com and you will see the differences they offer. Let me know what you find out......

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    Visit Ebay, they may have something you need also......

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    Are your heads milled? If not I'd go with a .057 thick Cometic for 3.910 bore. If your heads are milled you might have to run a thicker gasket and check for PtV clearance with that MS4.
    '02 ws6.....mods? nope

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