I installed Dart heads w/ .300 raised exhaust ports and used the headers I already had, but these were only 1.75" x 3" headers. A tall deck would have raised the exhaust by .400 (.100 more),which still would have worked. A tall deck block combined with a raised exh port may or may not have worked. Only trial fit would know for sure. Think this is a lot more critical on larger diameter tubes.