4AD gaskets - manifold and exhaust pipe

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4AD gaskets - manifold and exhaust pipe

Postby tufsinger » Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:43 am

All,

Had to pull the intake/exhaust manifold for repair. Received it back and trying to find a place I can acquire a gasket set. E-bay didn't turn up anything (maybe a guy in UK, maybe). Other searches have also resulted in a goose-egg.

Searched the forum and what I find is many have made your own. My mechanic and I tried gasket sealant as well as a hand-made manifold-to-exhaust-pipe gasket and it too is leaking. Both are leaking badly. Exhaust is spitting out smoke (we can try to tighten bolts and a new gasket, not too worried about finding a fix for that).

BUT...the manifold-block sealant is leaking coolant from the elbow piece that attaches to the manifold/block. I'd rather do it right than Gerry-rig something or makeshift a gasket set.

Anyone know of place to get a legit set?

Many thanks.

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Re: 4AD gaskets - manifold and exhaust pipe

Postby mikeyr » Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:12 pm

unfortunately, I don't know where to get one anymore. I made my own many years ago and used no sealant (I dont like that stuff) but you can't get the good gasket material anymore, just junk that is safe to eat or something like that. No asbestos, no nothing that actually seals.

There was a place that would make gaskets from copper sheets but they are gone also, sorry i am of no help...just here to complain that you can't get the good stuff anymore :)
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Re: 4AD gaskets - manifold and exhaust pipe

Postby Stephen » Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:55 pm

Hi Thomas .. try .. www.autosurplus.com.au ...they have a lot of new old stock parts for many older cars and may be able to help .. worth a try they have helped me a few times..
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Re: 4AD gaskets - manifold and exhaust pipe

Postby tufsinger » Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:25 pm

Thanks all. I found Kip Motor Company. They make gaskets and have templates for a 1500. A little pricey but not crazy. Ordered, we'll see how they look, work, and what they are made from. Let's hope it stops the leak and I can actually drive this thing.

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Re: 4AD gaskets - manifold and exhaust pipe

Postby bitsobrits » Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:36 pm

A tip for use on fiber type gaskets (whether homemade or OEM type) is to smear a very thin and even coat of high temp RTV gasket maker on the fiber gaskets and allow it to fully dry before installing. This will help with sealing as well as later disassembly. I also find it allows for reuse of the gasket in most cases.
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Re: 4AD gaskets - manifold and exhaust pipe

Postby tufsinger » Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:20 am

Wanted to give those interested an update - received the gasket set from Kip Motors, WAY FAST, ordered Thursday and delivered Monday AM.

Was a mostly-complete set but misses one, no biggie, we made it ourselves.

Leaks are all gone, now just need to get that dang carb tuned. As a reminder, it didn't come with an original, but a similar type/size from a Jag (Solex b32 pbi-5 vs 30 FAIO). Running rich so need to try to rejet and such.

Will keep you all updated.


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