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Cylinder Heads Suggested Parts
Due to the popularity of the Small Block Ford engines, there are many different bore size gaskets available. The following is a small list of gaskets we recommend for use with our SBF cylinder heads:
PCE PCE348.1007 (4.055_ Bore size .041_ thick, MLS)
PCE PCE348.1008 (4.185_ Bore size .041_ thick, MLS)
Fel-Pro PN# 9333-PT1 (standard low performance use)
Fel-Pro PN# 1011-2 (4.100_ Bore size, .039_ thick, Comp.)
Fel-Pro PN# 1006 (4.145_ Bore size, .039_ thick, Comp.)
Fel-Pro PN# 1046 (4.200_ Bore size, .051_ thick, Comp.)
Fel-Pro PN# 1133 (4.100_ Bore size, .041_ thick, MLS.)
Fel-Pro PN# 1134 (4.185_ Bore size, .041_ thick, MLS.)
Fel-Pro PN# 1135 (4.200_ Bore size, .041_ thick, MLS.)
Our Small Block Ford cylinder heads require the use of a14mm thread, 5 / 8_ hex, .750_ reach spark plugs. Below you will find a list of some plugs that fit and work with our heads:
NGK - BCPR6ES, R5671A-7, R5671A-8
Autolite - 3923, 3924, AR3933, AR3934
Champion - RC12YC, RC10YC74, RC9YC3
Remember that you need a COLDER plug when you make more power, ie. N2O, turbo and supercharging.
Head Bolts / Studs
Our heads don_t require anything special as far as head bolts are concerned. We do however recommend that you replace your fasteners when installing a new set of heads.
289 / 302 / 5.0L engines use 7 / 16_ hardware like the following for use w/ PCE281.1532 adapters:
PCE PCE279.1010 (head stud kit)
ARP pn# 154-3605 ( head bolt kit )
ARP pn# 154-4205 ( head stud kit )
351W engines use 1 / 2_ hardware like the following:
PCE PCE279.1012 ( head stud kit )
ARP pn# 154-3603 ( head bolt kit )
ARP pn# 154-4203 ( head stud kit )
Intake / Exhaust Gaskets
Although our Small Block Ford cylinder heads fit on both 289 / 302 / 5.0L and 351W blocks, they use the same manifold to head gaskets, but require specific valley gaskets that are purchased separately from some aftermarket suppliers. PCE PCE349.1006 comes with both lengths of valley gaskets as well as the manifold to head gaskets. Fel-pro has specific part numbers for each layout. Fel-Pro pn# 1262 is the manifold to head gasket that fits both engines. If you require a thicker gasket, or have our PCE281.16** CNC ported heads, use Felpro pn# 1262R.
For the exhaust gaskets, use our PCE355.1002 which is a re-useable copper gasket set, or Felpro pn# 1487 which is a paper gasket set.