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Thread: 3.8 block ??

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    3.8 block ??

    Hey guys can anyone tell me if i can use SC heads on a 2001-2004 3.8 block??
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    Pretty sure it's a yes. Thats where the MLS head gaskets came from.
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    I have a block thats line honed decked but just needs bored
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLOWN38 View Post
    Pretty sure it's a yes. Thats where the MLS head gaskets came from.
    Thanks Chris
    1992 Silver SC Auto - 16k miles
    1994 Ultra Red SC-Auto
    2004 F150 4x4 Lariat
    1993 SC Red - Manual - http://www.sccoa.com/forums/garage.p..._view&id=11186
    2005 Ford F250 Powerstroke Lariat FX4

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    Quote Originally Posted by davec73 View Post
    I have a block thats line honed decked but just needs bored
    Thanks Dave, i'm looking at a short block. Just needed to know if my SC heads will work.
    1992 Silver SC Auto - 16k miles
    1994 Ultra Red SC-Auto
    2004 F150 4x4 Lariat
    1993 SC Red - Manual - http://www.sccoa.com/forums/garage.p..._view&id=11186
    2005 Ford F250 Powerstroke Lariat FX4

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    AFAIK, SC heads use larger head bolts and different gaskets.

    According to Fel-Pro, the SC uses different bolts by part number from a 3.8 NA, as an example. SC Fel-Pro head bolts ES72131 are 11mm; NA v-6 Fel-Pro ES72174 are 10.5mm

    The gaskets have to do with the coolant flow, SC vs. NA.

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