Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Austin, TX, USA
It depends on the gasket and how easily you can remove it. A gasket needs to crush to seal. Most paper gaskets are crushed beyond reuse. Others have rubber ribs around critical passages that you *may* be able to reuse.
I look at it this way. How much would I pay someone to fix an intake leak after I got the motor back together and found a problem? Not that I wouldn't do it myself, but I sure be spittin nails wishing someone had the grief. Chances are it's a hellova lot more money (and time) than what intake gaskets costs. Get my drift?
68 Coupe, 350 w/ Edelbrock Performer RPM heads, cam, intake, 700R4, Dave's small body HEI