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Anyone use the supplied exhaust manifold gasket that comes with a new set of Hooker headers?? Looks kinda cheap. I was wondering if I should just buy a new set of Felpro's?? Thanks.
 

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Always had good results with Mr. Gasket Ultra's.
Might take a file and smooth the head side to lay flat against the head to seal better.
 

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Thanks.
 

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try Remflex gaskets...a little expensive, but they are easily the best out there...
 

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I'm with Everett's recommendation. I like the Mr. Gasket Ultra-seals. They are usually in stock at Kragen's/O'Rielly. :thumbsup:
 

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Thanks everyone for the replies. Should I just trash the Hooker supplied gaskets then ??
 

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try Remflex gaskets...a little expensive, but they are easily the best out there...
Where can you buy these header gaskets. I am having the WORST time with the drivers side (of course) on a 69 BB with PS. I sent the header to a machine shop to have the flanges welded and remachined where Hooker ground them off uneven. I even tried 2 gaskets and still have a small leak. Thanks
 

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bought mine online, also earls makes a pressure master seal that uses a soft replaceable seal in an aluminum flange, had good luck with those as well. something i saw the other day, is new and i have no experience with, dei makes a paste for turbo flanges that they say will seal a .050 gap after curing under boost pressure. curious if it would work okay for header seal.
 

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Thanks everyone for the replies. Should I just trash the Hooker supplied gaskets then ??
Actually before you trash anything - I only use the Hooker gaskets and never had a problem. Overlay your Hooker gaskets on the header flange - it should a perfect fit.
 

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Thanks Tom, I will try it.
 

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Where can you buy these header gaskets. I am having the WORST time with the drivers side (of course) on a 69 BB with PS. I sent the header to a machine shop to have the flanges welded and remachined where Hooker ground them off uneven. I even tried 2 gaskets and still have a small leak. Thanks
I htink the only place that you can buy them is direct, via their website...

http://catalog.remflex.com/

Solved all of my leaking problems...
 
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