View Full Version : Gasket help for swap?
05-16-2012, 05:50 AM
Ok I just got some vortec heads, edlebrock intake for vortec heads to 4 barrel carb, tbi adapter plate! Before I start I was just curious if I can just get the gaskets from autozone or advance or something for now what they have in stock and what.all gaskets do I need? The truck is a 93 silverado with a 90 350 tbi out of a van and the vortec heads are off a 98 if this helps and is currently in the truck running strong lol just want the vortec heads! Thanks in advance
05-16-2012, 08:57 AM
They'll work, but if the block isn't decked you may be better off using a set of .015" gaskets, it will help avoid detonation/ping.
05-16-2012, 09:48 AM
Ok I'll get them, what about the intake gasket for the edlebrock? And its for a 4 barrel bit I have the tbi adapter plate so use a 4 barrel open gasket then tbi adapter plate then a tbi gasket?
05-16-2012, 02:34 PM
I would use whatever gasket the adapter has (or open it like I did in the center if the adapter is open). There are some "fixit" steel core/silicone gaskets that I would use, or there are some traditional paper style gaskets. The steel gaskets are a little pricey in the $50+ range but they're great... no silicone etc. needed around the water ports (I always put sealant around the water ports on my intake gaskets for peace of mind).
05-18-2012, 02:03 PM
For Vortec intake gaskets these are about the best you can get.
They are a little pricey, and the set includes gaskets for the original L31 plenum, TB and one valve cover, but I don't know of any other way to get those intake gaskets. I have also read that some guys are able to get a better price on that set from O'Reilly's or Autozone.
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