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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Feb 1st, 08, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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Head bolt / rocker bolt sealant ?

It's been awhile since I put the engine in the '69 together and it's still running strong so I guess I did good. Now I'm about to bolt some heads (Edelbrock RPM's) on an engine for the '67 and can't remember which sealant goes where. I have...

Permatex Aviation Sealant Liquid (the brown stuff, reminds me of the ole Indian Head)

and

Permatex 14a Thread Sealant with Teflon (the white stuff)

Which is best to use where?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Feb 1st, 08, 06:33 PM
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Re: Head bolt / rocker bolt sealant ?

Robert,
You can use either on either They both work fine. I have used the Indian Head for years but lately have started using the Permatex Teflon instead. I think the parts store was out of Indian Head so we got the teflon.

Depending on the heads, you may or may not need it on the rocker studs. I dont remember if the ones on the RPM's go into the intake port or not. If they dont go through, just use some 30W oil.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Feb 1st, 08, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Head bolt / rocker bolt sealant ?

Thanks Bill, I may use the Teflon as well. Progress, right? That Indian Head is tuff, I remember spilling some in a tool box and not knowing it had cured. Couldn't scrape it out for anything and a typical propane torch wouldn't budge it. FYI the Edelbrock RPM rocker studs (hole) do invade the intake ports.

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