Even if you are doing a budget rebuild, don’t skimp on the gaskets. Running no-name or cheapo gaskets will only cause trouble later on. On this engine, Fel-Pro head gaskets (PN 1003) were used. These gaskets will handle the high-rpm street/strip rigors that our engine will endure. In addition, if you can muscle up a few extra bucks, invest in quality head bolts such as ARP offers.