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    Will
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    Hello i'm changing my heads on my 1992 chevy pickup 5.0L engine to 882
    .....400 heads that someone gave me I wasn't sure if my head was cracked or
    had a head gasket leak..
    being that funds are LOW and these heads are free I have no choice but to
    put them on so I can get back and forth to work...can't aford to send my old
    ones out to a shop or buy a tester or have someone do it for me it IS the
    only choice I have....my question is do I get gaskets for the 400 heads or
    do i buy the stock gaskets for the 305 ?
    thanks Will



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    steve_f
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    Will wrote:
    > Hello i'm changing my heads on my 1992 chevy pickup 5.0L engine to 882
    > ....400 heads that someone gave me I wasn't sure if my head was cracked or
    > had a head gasket leak..
    > being that funds are LOW and these heads are free I have no choice but to
    > put them on so I can get back and forth to work...can't aford to send my old
    > ones out to a shop or buy a tester or have someone do it for me it IS the
    > only choice I have....my question is do I get gaskets for the 400 heads or
    > do i buy the stock gaskets for the 305 ?
    > thanks Will


    i can't be for sure but i don't think 400 heads will work on the 305
    ....somehting about the 400 having a siamesed bore and steam holes in
    the 400 heads ...along with valve shrouding issues .......they make
    interchange manuals for fords Chevy's and dodges. you can more than
    likely find this online in other car forums.


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    Steve W.
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    Will wrote:
    > Hello i'm changing my heads on my 1992 chevy pickup 5.0L engine to 882
    > ....400 heads that someone gave me I wasn't sure if my head was cracked or
    > had a head gasket leak..
    > being that funds are LOW and these heads are free I have no choice but to
    > put them on so I can get back and forth to work...can't aford to send my old
    > ones out to a shop or buy a tester or have someone do it for me it IS the
    > only choice I have....my question is do I get gaskets for the 400 heads or
    > do i buy the stock gaskets for the 305 ?
    > thanks Will
    >
    >

    400 heads on a 305 is a BAD idea. If they have the large valves they may
    not clear the bore or the pistons.

    What was the problem with the old heads? Steam, Sucking coolant.
    Describe the symptoms and someone might be able to make an educated reply.

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    Steve W.
    Near Cooperstown, New York

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    Will
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    ok....what happend was I put new valve seals on and after I adjusted
    everything my truck wouldn't run propperly and it ran perfect before i
    messed with it except for the smoke from my exhaust where the oil settled so
    i was running it a little and adjusting back and forth until it was pretty
    close to running wright then the last time i took the valve cover off I
    noticed coolant coming from the second bolt hole used to hold the
    valvecovers on thes are the covers that have 4 bolts in the center....
    thanks for all the help
    will
    "Steve W." <no@spammers.org> wrote in message
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    > Will wrote:
    >> Hello i'm changing my heads on my 1992 chevy pickup 5.0L engine to 882
    >> ....400 heads that someone gave me I wasn't sure if my head was cracked
    >> or had a head gasket leak..
    >> being that funds are LOW and these heads are free I have no choice but to
    >> put them on so I can get back and forth to work...can't aford to send my
    >> old ones out to a shop or buy a tester or have someone do it for me it IS
    >> the only choice I have....my question is do I get gaskets for the 400
    >> heads or do i buy the stock gaskets for the 305 ?
    >> thanks Will

    > 400 heads on a 305 is a BAD idea. If they have the large valves they may
    > not clear the bore or the pistons.
    >
    > What was the problem with the old heads? Steam, Sucking coolant.
    > Describe the symptoms and someone might be able to make an educated reply.
    >
    > --
    > Steve W.
    > Near Cooperstown, New York
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    Will
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    p.s.
    the only reason i was going to attempt this is because my friend said it was
    the same block...but I know nothing...if money wasn't an issue i would put
    my truck in the shop...
    thanks again everyone
    "Steve W." <no@spammers.org> wrote in message
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    > Will wrote:
    >> Hello i'm changing my heads on my 1992 chevy pickup 5.0L engine to 882
    >> ....400 heads that someone gave me I wasn't sure if my head was cracked
    >> or had a head gasket leak..
    >> being that funds are LOW and these heads are free I have no choice but to
    >> put them on so I can get back and forth to work...can't aford to send my
    >> old ones out to a shop or buy a tester or have someone do it for me it IS
    >> the only choice I have....my question is do I get gaskets for the 400
    >> heads or do i buy the stock gaskets for the 305 ?
    >> thanks Will

    > 400 heads on a 305 is a BAD idea. If they have the large valves they may
    > not clear the bore or the pistons.
    >
    > What was the problem with the old heads? Steam, Sucking coolant.
    > Describe the symptoms and someone might be able to make an educated reply.
    >
    > --
    > Steve W.
    > Near Cooperstown, New York
    >
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