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I would suggest that you upgrade the cam while there. You can get cam, lifters and springs as a kit. We did that to my sons 200. Runs great. More work n money , but you will like it. Don’t go big, unless your ready for more upgrades...this is not a large cam but helps with power, and sound
here is the kit from my sons car
Thanks for the info! I’ll take a look at that.
 

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UPDATE: Pulled the head and changed the lifters. Changed the head gasket, exhaust manifold gasket and donut gasket and the valve cover gasket. I painted the block and the valve cover and air cleaner the correct Ford red. Since we were under a stay at home order, my wife helped me put the cylinder head back on. It kept pulling into the engine bay every time I leaned over to install. Started it up and let it run at 2500 RPM for 20 minutes. Checked for leaks, unusual noises and topped off the coolant. Made some final adjustment. Took it out a couple of times through the neighborhood since finished. Changed the oil today and took the wife to the produce market today. Ran well. Had a whistling noise that I traced to a bad PVC hose end. Trimmed it and all taken care of it. Have not taken it on the highway yet to see if the lifters corrected the problem. Plan to drive it around a little more first.

Here are some pictures with the head off and assembled. 9B73B7CD-882C-403A-80D9-78C2B3FC5427.jpeg A82999EE-A16B-4FC2-8792-65141574A270.jpeg A768B98E-CBC0-4283-A994-33DC1CD8DE4D.jpeg 4BC50C81-9865-44DE-80D0-EDB9288CEE9F.jpeg B639E3D7-5C93-4215-9873-08085C527C7F.jpeg
 
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