Originally Posted by strad
I may just leave it alone for the time being lol. It's one of those things that would be nice to renew but not at the expense of making a mess.
Just out of curiosity, is it possible to remove the heads with the manifolds installed? The idea being that, if it was possible, in the event I decided to put GT40 heads on I would use new manifolds and not worry about the problem with the old heads. Probably sounds like a newb question but the only other engine I've done a head gasket on, it was possible to remove the head with all the manifolds still installed.
^Only if you can get at all of the head bolts, otherwise no.
Try smacking the heads of the manifold bolts with a hammer a few strikes first. Sometimes the shock of the hammer smacking them will help. Good luck.