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Old 07-22-2001, 23:17   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs down Parts Prices

What is it with Ford???,I mean seriously people... just priced afew parts from ford which sat me on my a**
R/Cover gaskets $89ea
1 piece neoprene sump gasket $147 :(
I can understand the expensiveness for "PERFORMANCE PARTS" but gaskets etc sheesh....
Looks like Repco cheapies are the go:( :( :(
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Old 07-23-2001, 00:44   #2 (permalink)
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I still buy things from Repco, but I'm a bit wary of their parts after they gave me oversize universal joints for the prop shaft. It was hard, but I got them in. I thought they were pretty tight, but it's years since I'd done unis so I assumed that I'd been given the right part. Then I drove it and it sounded like a prop driven bomber taking off. Took them back to Repco and got a refund without any trouble, but they still reckoned they were the right part. Got correct part from another source who wasn't very complimentary about Repco unis - reckoned they're cheap Chinese stuff made to poor tolerances - but he also said Repco's OK for some things but not others.

Repco's not all that cheap either. I've seen a few things there a lot more expensive than K-mart - one was a battery charger switch at about twice the $13 K-mart had on it.

I get most of my parts from a small local general supplier and he's generally cheaper than Repco and Bursons.
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Call me a snob but, I prefer to use FOMOCO replacement parts. Or when unavailable I use high quality parts. Especialty on the LTD. It's cheaper to buy a head gasket set then just a rocker cover set. Plus you have spare for that one time you know you will need it.
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Nah mate ive always gone for genuine parts for my baby it just shocked me to find out the prices..
Im currently using cork/rubber laminated r/c gaskets ford#JM400 but am gettn peeved having to retension/replace every 6mths cause they go hard & leak.. The original gaskets were steel/rubber lined units which last for years but when i got the eng done they chucked em:fmad: the passenger side isok to do but the drivers side is a b****
does anyone know of aftermarket(who said that?) gaskets of equal quality but better price
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ACL Gaskets are damn good. Larry Perkins uses them and they have a high performance range for Ford and Holden V8s amongst others.
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Old 07-23-2001, 20:39   #6 (permalink)
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Felpro gaskets are supposed to be good too.
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I'll second the vote for Felpro, I have used them a few times now on Windsors. Last set I bought was $99 for a full Felpro Blue about 2 years ago, comes complete with gaskets for older Windsors and 5.0's, the rocker cover/sump is still cork though, but I have never had a problem with them.

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felpro is gooood

I agree, I do use Felpo and a set hasn't failed me yet. I reused my metal rocer cover gaskets for ages. Untill recently when I replaced them with cork. No leaks yet but I'll keep ya posted..
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I got felpro gaskets when I got my engine rebuilt a couple of weeks ago. The car has only been on the road for 10 days now so I am still yet to form a judgment on them.

One thing that blew me away about the price of parts was the timing chain cover..

$1200 retail from ford.
$800 trade price

$415 to get one made for me by a company called "KillKenny Castings"
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Holy Shi* For that price it have wanna be made out of billet ally & anodised so it wont corrode :eek: :eek: :eek:
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