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so on the HG it says front... (which would be normal side on the drives side) but on the pass side of motor it would be on the rear, unless I flip the gasket over as shown below... this is correct right? basically the to holes (on both sides) on the front of motor get covers by the gasket... right?
 

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The holes at the front get covered on both sides. You want the holes at the rear open. The coolant flows from the water pump thru the coolant passages in the block to the rear. Installing the gaskets backwards starves the rear cylinders of coolant, and theyll overheat. You will not be happy.

 

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The holes at the front get covered on both sides. You want the holes at the rear open. The coolant flows from the water pump thru the coolant passages in the block to the rear. Installing the gaskets backwards starves the rear cylinders of coolant, and theyll overheat. You will not be happy.

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thanks, that's what I thought, just be over cautious... don't want to have any issues...
 

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If you ever install a head gasket on the Mustang then question yourself as to whether you installed it with the gasket being in the correct orientation (coolant passages to the rear) just look at the front/lower corner of the head.If its installed correctly,you should be able to see a squared off portion of the gasket protruding,like shown in the picture below.If the gasket doesnt appear like the one shown below,on both heads,the gasket is installed incorrectly which will cover the rear coolant passages leading to overheating.If the gasket is visible,like shown,youve got it installed correctly.
 

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