Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Ft. Myers, Fl. USA
Ray, that ticking noise may be a spark plug wire that is bad and closer to the header tube than the factory exaust manifold was. If that's not the case you may want to put a straight edge across the headers as well as the head surface to make sure that they are flat. Also, you shouldn't need any sealer with the headers, especially new ones. I've always had good luck with the Fel Pro header gaskets. Hope this helps. Good luck, Jim
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