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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 23rd, 08, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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head gaskets

I am about to buy some head gaskets for a .040 over 327 and have a question, There are 2 different types of steel shim head gaskets listed, i am going to buy .013-.016 compressed thickness gaskets, should i buy the steel shims with rubber coating or just the steel shims with no coating? can the steel shims with no rubber coating be used by themselves or are they to be used with other head gaskets, if that makes any sense....

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 24th, 08, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
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Re: head gaskets

anyone? any input.

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Re: head gaskets

I usually apply silver spray paint to my thin metal gaskets. The coated one, I spray on Permatex Hi-Tack. You can also use Indian head Shellac.

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Re: head gaskets

I used a fel pro 1094 rubber coated steel shim gasket because I'm using aluminum heads. It works with aluminum and trickflow said to install it dry with no coated. Reg steel shims gaskets need a coating like permatex copper coat and I don't think they can be used can use with aluminum heads.

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I've used the 1094's also, they work well.





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Re: head gaskets

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I used a fel pro 1094 rubber coated steel shim gasket because I'm using aluminum heads. It works with aluminum and trickflow said to install it dry with no coated. Reg steel shims gaskets need a coating like permatex copper coat and I don't think they can be used can use with aluminum heads.
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I've used the 1094's also, they work well.
So, what you are trying to say....order Fel-Pro part number "1094" and stick em on dry with alluminum heads....correct?

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Re: head gaskets

That is what Trickflow told me to do when I used the 1094. This is assuming your deck surface is flat. If your deck surface is not flat, you may still need to coat the 1094's. I laid a straight edge on my deck and tried to fit a .002 feeler gauge under the straight edge. My deck surface checked out ok, so I installed with no coating.

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