HD-213 Head Gasket


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Rusty Driver
Rusty Driver

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Post Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:48 pm

HD-213 Head Gasket

Preparing to install a new head gasket. The old one is a Victor #1751 and has 6 oval passages that line up with the same passages in the block. The new gasket is a Felpro #7396 that has 2 ovals and 4 round holes. Is this correct? I checked Olsens and they show only one kit for all HD-213, Green Diamond 214, etc... And the photo of the kit looks to be a two oval and four round hole gasket like I have. I will call Olsens tomorrow but wanted to see if anyone here could shed some light on this. (Engine block is stamped HD-213 1550 on the drivers side front and has 61963-HA cast into the drivers side rear of the block)
Thank you,
-Snowman.
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Golden Jubilee
Golden Jubilee

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Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:11 pm

Re: HD-213 Head Gasket

I'm going to take a SWAG and say it was done to increase the flow to back of the block/head. By using the round holes (smaller open area) near the water pump end of the head, the flow is forced to rear of the block, giving more even cooling to the engine.

Rusty Driver
Rusty Driver

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Post Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:13 pm

Re: HD-213 Head Gasket

Binder - Olson's have replied and you are correct. The holes were modified to cause more coolant flow to the rear of the motor.
-Snowman.

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