for those who have done the HG job...how did you put the head back on without dropping it or tearing the gasket. I do not have an engine lift and i'm not going to buy one just for this. Thanks!
sounds like the best plan to meif you dont have them on your b lock or head, get the head stud alignment pins, theres 2 of them in the block, buy 2 pizzas and a 20 pack, invite 2 friends over, and get that head on, doesnt take a lot of muscle, the head only weighs 70 lbs about, so two to lift it, a third to check alignment.
yea I was using cardboard and used the method you're talking about. It seems to work well enough.when i have to do it by myself, i roll up two small towels and lay one along each side of the block long ways. Lay the head down on them so it doesnt just slam down. When you get it ligned up, slowly pull the towels out one side at a time and it slips right down into place. Ive done that a few times and it seems to work ok.