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A mate of mine is buying a second hand edelbrock performer for his clevo.
The guy who is selling it said to him that he also has for sale a metal intake gasket for it,which is better than cork gaskets??
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Re: manifold gasket

The metal gaskets are ok, but they are a little more difficult to seal.
I prefer the paper side, rubber end gaskets.

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Re: manifold gasket

Felpro intake gaskets are fantastic. A plus side of them is they suit large ported intakes beautifly. Stock gaskets require trimming.

The metal gasket you are talking about is known as a "Bird bath" around the traps. I've tossed several.

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Re: manifold gasket

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the metal gasket is designed to stop the "HOT" oil from contacting the manifold & keeping the fuel "COOL"

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Re: manifold gasket

I kept my metal gasket with the last manifold install, had to use a normal manifold gasket then the metal one over the top.

Is it really necessary? How much would it cool the manifold?
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Re: manifold gasket

The metal plate/bird bath is meant to keep the hot oil from the bottom of the intake manifold, im not sure how much difference it does make, but have used both the tin, and the plain paper gasket for the intake and havent noticed any real difference.
If i have the tin gasket, i would use it, but if i havent got 1 or cant afford it, i would'nt worry too much.

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Re: manifold gasket

i was going to post the same thing soon, as in my acl kit it didnt include the steel pan gasket just paper ones.
another question, whats better, rope end seal or rubber?

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Re: manifold gasket

That is the theory of the metal gasket, but seriously, how much oil splash will be hitting the manifold anyway, bugger all. The heat soak from the heads and engine as a whole will be much more than the tiny (if any) amount of oil splash.

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Re: manifold gasket

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i was going to post the same thing soon, as in my acl kit it didnt include the steel pan gasket just paper ones.
another question, whats better, rope end seal or rubber?
greetings all
i personally would use the rubber as i find them easier to work with but i would punch the end's of the block with a centre punch first ( very lightly ) to give the gasket something to bite into

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Re: manifold gasket

There is a suprising amount of difference from using the tin cover to not I think.

But as said, it is harder to get them to seal, and with ported heads, acl gaskets are very good.

What I have done with the last couple of clevo builds is keep the tin cover, drill a couple of holes in the lowest point, cut off the manifold sealing flanges, and trim it to sit nicely in the valley, without interfering with either end seals, or manfold seals.

Works a treat :)

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