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there's a lot of crap in that kit that is completely unneeded. not only is it a waste of money, but a waste of time. the intake gaskets are reusable. the valve cover gaskets as well. don't need valve cover bolt grommets replaced. valve stem seals never have problems on these, so leave them alone. never use exhaust manifold gaskets either.
i agree with southend. make a parts list of parts that actually need replacing or are a good idea to replace while you're in there and shop around for those specific parts. it's more work, because you'll need to research on each brand to determine the quality, but you'll save money, and you'll get a custom kit. not one decent part and a bunch of other cheap parts
the richest ones are not those who have the most, but those who need the least