Merchant Auto, Creatures of the Night, Aligator and other [supporting vendors for this forum] has the gasket set you need. Most everyone puts "C" head gaskets back on-- even though you may take off "A" or "B" gaskets.
The ARP studs come with the special lube.
Take lots of pictures during the tear down-- that will help a lot.
Put the new studs in the drivers head--[two very back and the two rear bottom] I used tape, but anything to hold them when installing the head. install the rest of the studs after the heads are on.
I also cut a short piece of aluminum -- drilled a hole in the center and used two rocker bolts to make a couple handles for installing the heads.
I installed the driver's side exhaust manifold on the head before I installed it.
Use lots of plastic bags, and write on the bag what the parts are for. When you can, put the bolts and nuts with the part you remove-- sure helps during re-assemble.
Again-- take lots of pictures.
Keep everything sealed with tape-or-?, so dirt and parts cannot fall into them and ruin the motor.
Be sure all fuel parts are squeaky clean.
Merchant has instructions on the his website, for setting the valves.
Remember--cylinders are numbered-- Passenger side [Right] 1-3-5-7 Driver's side [Left] 2-4-6-8
Good time to replace the water pump.
Chevy 04.5 LLY, 2X, shell, XDR, MikeL Heavy duty up-grade, 6spd, TransGo, deep pan, de-badged, 65 Gallon replacement Aero tank, LBZ-mp, Kennedy pump, shimmed, Pre-fuel filter, tow mirrors, BU cam, gauges, GPS, Sirius, bags, custom grille, fender vents, HD trans cooler- Curt front hitch, footwell lights, load lights, Studs, head gaskets.
Last edited by jc1843; 01-29-2012 at 07:50 PM.