After eons of not looking at the ride after I picked up the heads...I finally decided to start putting it back together.
Passenger head went on easy like. We put the gasket and dowels on the block and slid the head on. But the d*mn driver side wasn't so cooperative. Tried the same method as the passenger but the gasket kept getting caught/bent near exhaust manifold. So tried with the gasket/dowel in the head and attempted to slide it on...NOPE. While tryin to get the bolts in the exhaust pipe never could line up the dowels, had to pry it back off.
Long story short ...ruined the gasket. WHAT IS THE EASIEST WAY TO GET THE DRIVERS SIDE ON? (after I get my new gasket