So anyway, my 3.8 blew it's head gaskets (hold your gasps please) and I just decided on rebuilding the heads anyway instead of V8ing it at this time. Im still going to v8 it later, but for now its still my DD and I have a SHO that wants the attention of mods.
So anyway, I just spent a good part of 2 hours (in between dinner) searching this forum on replacement head gaskets. I remember years ago reading something about an 01 mustang was the best replacement ones, not a 96 like mine.
My heads are off at the shop getting machined so they will be flat(er). I'm also rebuilding the whole valve train while I have it off.
My questions are:
1) what are the best HGs to use. I heard MLS ones, but what year/brand are the best, and compatible with a 96 3.8?
2) Is there a rebuild kit with HGs that will work with my year? I could get a upper end kit for my year but it has the same style HGs as mine, if I got a kit for an 00+ Stang I'm afraid things wouldn't match up. I may just by my seats, rods, etc separately if that's the case.
3) HG failure is pretty comon on these motors. Why on earth isn't there a sticky on this stopping useless posts like this? I know the information is out there, but its incredibly difficult to find. I hate sounding like a noob asking common questions.
Thanks everyone for the help!