Anybody stack head gaskets for quench

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I need about .040 for a better quench. I'm to close now. I have an extra set of fel-pro that will raise the quench to a tolerable clearance. I am cheap too, so having said that I could stack the gaskets and that would work and save me some cash. I don't want to spend big money on a pair of gaskets if I don't have to
Anybody do this?
 

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Yeah that was a trick I learned from the old guys when I first started. They would reuse old head gaskets and spray them with paint and sealer. I thought they were crazy.
Funny I'm the old guy now
 

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Yeah I don't want to spend the money if I don't have to.
That's why I wondering about stacking
 

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A standard Felpro .039" isn't close enough?
 

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Cosmetic makes them. Expensive, but reusable if you have to pull heads. Great for SC applications.
Yeah Cometic might be your only choice. Talked to one of their reps a while back he says ok to reuse for mockup but not after being run. IDK but for their prices I would clean them up and hit with copper coat.
 

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I have the fel-pros. If I stack them i can get the clearance I need. The problem is the piston has a rise above the valve relief, they are KB something and the heads are edlebrock with no relief outside the chamber so the quench is about 010. If I use the single fel-pros it doesn't raise the head enough for proper quench,hence the question about stacking
 

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Sounds like you are using a KB reverse dome with a closed chamber Eddy head. I used them with 906s and the FelPro and still had to clearance the head a wee bit.
 

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I wouldn't stack head gaskets. Never heard of such a thing truthfully. 440'
 

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Cut the quench dome flush to the rest of the piston.
Doug
 

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Early hi perf 409 chevies came from the factory with stacked head gaskets. Racers pulled one set out.

Then again, that's how the apocryphal story goes......
(And the oh-nine didn't have a combustion chamber)
 

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