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Old 04-25-2010, 10:59 AM
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why do head gaskets block water ports on 302

i just put my e street heads on and noticed that the fel pro gaskets only have the rear water jackets open. is this to force water thru the smaller ports near the cylinders
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I`m pretty sure you need to trim any of the gasket material that would restrict the flow of water to the heads.The gaskets can be used on different heads with a different port shape. It should mention that in the instructions.The blue sealent ridge should outline the ports. Thats if I`m following what your saying.
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you do trim them for the intake gasket but not the head gasket unless your running a 351w i think
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