I know they did not have a gasket from the factory.
The gaskets i have are way too big in the port area. There would only be a tiny area of gasket between the flange and the head surface.
These came with the complete kit i bought from 440 source.
What are you guys using for gaskets?
I am assembling my 505 for for fun street driving, so not likely to exceed 5500 -6000 rpm.
Cam is a comp (I know) with .525 lift 285/287 duration hydraulic flat tappet.
I will be running HP manifolds and stealth heads.
The cam is supposed to be installed at a 106 degree centerline.
It is coming...
I am putting my 505 together and did not unpackage the bearing myself.
The machine shop gave them to me in the factory package.
The project has sat a couple of years and been moved around in my shop.
I am unsure if the shells got mixed up or not.
Should i be concerned?
My dad purchased his first RT new in 67. It was an automatic car.
His came without snorkels .
He has pictures from back then.
From what we have seen, and heard it seems to be random (maybe a supplier issue early on?)
It would be cool to find out the actual reason .
My machine shop prepped the block for my 440/505.
I oiled the bearings and cam then slid the shaft into the bearings.
It went in fairly well. I am curious about how tight it should be.
With the cam gear installed it rotates fairly easily but does not "freewheel" .
Is that acceptable?