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    Gaskets

    What do y'all use for making your own gaskets?

    Type: For Intake applications, for pipe/exhaust applications?

    Sizes: 1/8", 1/16", 1/32" ?

    Brand: Mr. Gasket (reg or ultraseal), etc. etc.

    (I noticed that Mr. Gasket has an "Ultraseal" composite rubber gasket that comes with a specific silicon bead around each port for intake applications. Has anyone used this?)


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    No one keeps gasket material handy ?

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    I have used the Fel pro brand (been a while) and for mostly automotive

    They break down strength by colors:
    White-strongest for exhaust type applications
    Black-fiber material for fuel or high temp fluids/pressure
    Cork-couple of different grades/general purpose

    ...if that helps any

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    I was going to use the cork colour for my reed cages would this be ok or a bad idea??

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    I'm wondering also. I tend to think that the composite fiber would be the way to go. I went by a local gasket company and purchase a 2'X2' piece of rubber/asbestos composite that I am considering using called CA. I'm still searching for more info on it.

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    There's a post in the How to section I believe..I can't find it, but it's there.

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    I would not try to make any exhausr manifold gaskets. There is way to much water pressure in the cooling lines.
    Why take a chance and a blow your angine.

    One more thing, use only OEM CRANK SEALS. The aftermarket ones use a very soft rubber.

    The aftermarket gaskets that I use have metal and fiber.

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    Any suggestions of where to get ALL new gaskets?

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