The outer manifold ports 1 & 7 drivers side and 2 & 8 on passenger side received washers (
. I have seen this on all the unrestored BB cars i've inspected.
That is very interesting Steve and I certainly do not question you due to your stature in the hobby. There are so many threads over on Team Chevelle about this subject which reveals no washers being used and some of the respondees would be considered to have similar credentials as yourself. Certainly intriguing considering all the engines essentially were built at the same plant. Makes for some interesting discussion and debate if nothing else.
As mentioned in my previous post, I did mine based on my research. However, I am never "closed minded" about any of this stuff and am always interested in hearing about various alternatives that might have taken place.