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    Going to order a gasket set for my motor build. Not going for points, just want a good gasket set. Paper set from Snyder's? Originals are copper?
    Last edited by dmdeaton; 11-04-2017, 01:00 PM.

  • #2
    I like to use copper for the carb to manifold, coolant inlet and outlet, manifolds to block, and the head gasket.

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    • Mitch
      Mitch commented
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      I also like to use the copper gaskets.

  • #3
    I like to use the copper for manifold to block and paper for carb to manifold. I find that if you use copper between the carb and manifold the ears tend to break off the carbs because there is not enough surface for the copper gasket to compress evenly across the manifold.

    Definitely copper head gaskets, but I only use a thin layer of assembly grease instead of all that stick-um stuff. Never had a head gasket pop on my watch. Torque torque, torque the head gasket.

    I use "Best" gaskets, purchasable from www.Egge.com
    The rest I use the paper style.
    Last edited by DaWizard; 11-04-2017, 02:12 PM.
    You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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    • Mitch
      Mitch commented
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      I guess I'm lucky and never broke a carb ear off using copper. Maybe you had a warped surface once?

    • DaWizard
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      It's not so bad with Zenith where you have cast iron, usually it only bends those, it's when you get into the other exotic iron carbs that is happens quite frequently.

    • dmdeaton
      dmdeaton commented
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      Hard to find what you need on the Egge website. I guess a phone call is in order?

  • #4
    We found the thinner cork gasket seals well for the oil pan (not the thicker no sealant type) and no gasket (just black rtv) on the upper water gooseneck to block as mentioned elsewhere to prevent breaking at the bolt holes. Some like thin coated paper there also.
    Best gaskets have gaskets for the various compression heads and many like to spray very thin copper coat on them.

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    • #5
      Copper on the intake exhaust, copper on carburetor, copper on the water inlet, only rtv on the water outlet that mates to the cylinder head and make sure this is absolutely flat. Best brand name, 573 graphite head gasket no sealer installed dry. I'd stay far away from the silicone head gasket Snyder and maybe some of the other vendors sell.

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      • #6
        I always use copper on the water outlet neck and have yet to break one

        I also prefer cork over paper
        3 ~ Tudor's
        Henry Ford said
        "It's all nuts and bolts"


        Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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        • #7
          When you use the copper on the water neck, do you use any sealant on the gasket?

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          • Mitch
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            No sealer

          • dmdeaton
            dmdeaton commented
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            Sounds good, no sealer, no stick for teardown.

        • #8
          Fel-Pro or no go. Rod
          Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good.

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          • dmdeaton
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            I always used to like Fel Pro in my younger days. Where to buy A Fel-Pro? I will google them.

          • DaWizard
            DaWizard commented
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            The only problem I have with Felpro is they only offer 2 head gaskets, one way overbore and a B gasket. I guess their thinking now days is, one size fits all, and the average Model A'er won't know the difference.

          • dmdeaton
            dmdeaton commented
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            Cant find Model A on Fel Pro's web site

          • Rowdy
            Rowdy commented
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            I prefer to find older sets made 1990 or earlier. The current gasket set number is FS-7013-C. Rod
            Last edited by Rowdy; 11-07-2017, 09:23 PM.

          • dmdeaton
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            Thanks Rowdy, Summit has them for $51

        • #9
          Here is the Best gasket set, and I believe you can get the head gasket to fit your particular bore.

          https://egge.com/part/bst-1500-rs509c/
          You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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