That depends on your pan. Somewhere around 1974-75 they switched from the "thin" to the "thick" pan gasket and ALL of the difference was due to the change in the pan design around the front "half moon" arc.
If it's an aftermarket pan, it always takes the thick gasket.
1990 454SS pickup. Original "tow truck motor" 454 upgraded to something a little more "aggressive." Seems pretty stout but the fuel bill is nuts.
78 Malibu. Inherited with only 35K on the odo! Mild 383 with Weiand 142 blower on top. Mid 12s appears to be the best it's gonna do on street rubber. Runs so good I may never drive it again.
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