Is gasket matching, or port matching worth it? Personally, I think so. I recently gasket matched the intake, cylinder heads, and exhaust headers on a 383 stroker and I have to say, I’m very happy with the result. The engine seems to run smoother throughout the RPM range. It also seems to pull a bit harder. I can’t say exactly how much power it was worth, but it did feel like an improvement over just bolting those parts together. I plan to do this to every engine I build going forward.
In this video I cover the tools and processes needed to perform a gasket match, or port match on your engine. This information will apply to any gasket matching situation no matter what the engine displacement or design. I hope you find the info helpful.
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