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I'm "prefitting" my gaskets and intake onto the engine and I noticed a gap between the head, the gasket, and the intake. I placed a small flashlight inside the valley and placed the intake on top. I can see light coming through the area mentioned. Obviously, this is a prefit and I haven't installed any bolts. Will this gap disappear once the gaskets are properly installed and the bolts torqued? Is something else "wrong". . .
*Engine is the original 289 with original 4V intake, original heads. And the engine just got rebuilt.
 

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My "dry" fit included the cork gaskets- DOH! *smacks head*
Evidently, the cork raised it enough to create the gap in question. After removing them, the dry fit looked perfect. I'm glad I don't have to send the whole unit back out get machined.
 
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