Apr 29, 2008 · According to Technical Reference & Performance Handbook, the piston deck clearance on this stock motor is.0135 above deck. Which head gasket should be used with aluminum heads, such as Windsor Jr, Edelbrock Perf. etc. The Fel-Pro 1011-2 is for alu heads, but the compressed thickness is.039, makin the piston to head clearance an issue. Squish Testing - Squish is the thickness of the air gap between the piston crown and cylinder head when the piston is at top dead center. The best way to find the thickness is to turn the engine over while holding a piece of solder (inserted through the spark plug hole) to the edge of the bore.
number of cylinders 4 bore and stroke 3.780 x 3.126 firing order 1-3-4-2 oil pressure (hot @ 2000 prm) 40-60 drive belt tension (1) cylinder head and valve train combustion chamber volume (cc) 59.55-62.55