Well, it's confirmed, the gasket mirrors the back of the head and it's hitting both basically (hits the gasket, take the gasket off-it hits the head). So I know my options are basically get more gasket shimmage (whether it be base or head) or get a different head.
Couple questions about these options...
How big (thick) is the paper base gasket I could get at the auto store? Would I combine it with the original base gasket that's on now? By doing this would I ruin my compression?
If I go the route of a different head would the high compression 70cc type heads on treats work? Will a different head mess with my compression? And finally, will a different head have the three hoses my stock on does now going to it? If not, (which it doesn't look like it has the spot for them) what do I do with those hoses?
or...would this just work in place of base gasket?