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Best cylinder head gasket for 429?

Hi all,

New here and hopeful this forum will be a good home for questions like this for years to come. Hopefully there are a few active or retired mechanics. I am far from either (just a banker who LOVES cars).

I had a block test done and I'm 90% sure I have a blown head gasket on my 68 T-Bird. It has the original 429 Thunderjet with only 25,000 miles. I'm wondering what folks would recommend as the best head gasket to use after I get the heads serviced please?

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Hi all,

New here and hopeful this forum will be a good home for questions like this for years to come. Hopefully there are a few active or retired mechanics. I am far from either (just a banker who LOVES cars).

I had a block test done and I'm 90% sure I have a blown head gasket on my 68 T-Bird. It has the original 429 Thunderjet with only 25,000 miles. I'm wondering what folks would recommend as the best head gasket to use after I get the heads serviced please?

Thanks,
Tup
Welcome.

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Altitude?

An original 68 428 will have static c/r in excess of 10.5 to 1 unless Ford installed a .060" gold head gasket in the hot start recall of the day.


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Hi all,

New here and hopeful this forum will be a good home for questions like this for years to come. Hopefully there are a few active or retired mechanics. I am far from either (just a banker who LOVES cars).

I had a block test done and I'm 90% sure I have a blown head gasket on my 68 T-Bird. It has the original 429 Thunderjet with only 25,000 miles. I'm wondering what folks would recommend as the best head gasket to use after I get the heads serviced please?

Thanks,
Tup
I've used the standard FelPro gasket on dozens and dozens of 429/460's without issue.



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