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I am preparing to do a head gasket swap on my '92 SC. I have done quite a bit of reading over at SCCOA. I have decided that I am going to go with the MLS gaskets and Chebby 2.8 V6 ARP head studs. But I am wondering... is there enough room to put the heads onto studs with the engine in the car? If not I will have to go with new bolts instead of studs.
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No problems.

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Thanks, man. That's what I was hoping to hear.
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I have some heads for sale if you want an upgrade while your in there.

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I am just trying to get her running as a winter driver. I will take my heads to be check out and if there is (God forbid) anything wrong with them, I will let you know.
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I am preparing to do a head gasket swap on my '92 SC. I have done quite a bit of reading over at SCCOA. I have decided that I am going to go with the MLS gaskets and Chebby 2.8 V6 ARP head studs. But I am wondering... is there enough room to put the heads onto studs with the engine in the car? If not I will have to go with new bolts instead of studs.
Why not just buy the APR stud kit for a 3.8 SC motor ? APR corrected the fitment problems several years ago.

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Why not just buy the APR stud kit for a 3.8 SC motor ? APR corrected the fitment problems several years ago.

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ARP. And I've heard tell that someone recent still got a set that were too long. And the Chevy ones are less expensive.

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Why not just buy the APR stud kit for a 3.8 SC motor ? APR corrected the fitment problems several years ago.

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Strange. I haven't read anything about that over at SCCoA. Besides:

Chevy V6 studs = $85.99
Ford 3.8 studs = $122.99

Is there any reason to spend an extra $37 for the SC studs?


D'oh. You posted while I was typing and looking up prices, Rodney.
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Strange. I haven't read anything about that over at SCCoA. Besides:

Chevy V6 studs = $85.99
Ford 3.8 studs = $122.99

Is there any reason to spend an extra $37 for the SC studs?


D'oh. You posted while I was typing and looking up prices, Rodney.
Not if they others will work. Thought they were the same price.

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Not if they others will work. Thought they were the same price.

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i didnt know chevy studs would work with ford motors. nuts
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i didnt know chevy studs would work with ford motors. nuts
Not just nuts. Studs and washers, too!
Seriously though, I just finished torquing the heads about five minutes ago. I had all the studs installed when I tried to put the driver side head. That was a no go. No way to put the heads on with the brake master cylinder in the way. I took the two top back studs out, slid the head on, then put the two studs in.
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