Using the head gaskets for the 4.0 will increase compression slightly maybe sparing you the expense of having the heads milled.
Why would the 4.0L Gasket increase compression over the 3.5? Is the 4.0L gasket thinner? Why would that be? I have the 3.5L heads and 4.0L heads right now, and I don't see any difference. (Although I havent look super close at them yet)
I've miked the 3.5 L cam. and the 4.0L cam. Direct fit, although I'm sending the 4.0L cams to have the journals polished before I install them. The lift onthe 4.0L cam is .015 larger on the intake, and .09 larger on the exhaust.
I'm trying to find the rocker ratio spec, and I'm getting conflicting information. I believe it's 1.6:1 but Inertia seems to indicate they are 1.7:1
If the ratio is 1.7 then the lift with the 4L cam will be .381" intake .306" exhaust. Or Inertia's information is incorrect, and their 1.1 cam is .372", not .408"
The exhaust port on the driver side rear cylinder was almost 1/4 off alignment. I'll be cleaning them up before reassembling also.