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Header gaskets and fasteners what works?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by highlow, Nov 20, 2004.

  1. highlow

    highlow 1/2 ton status

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    Hey guys I have a 74 blazer /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif that is slowly getting done. I am to the exhaust part right now and a friend gave me a set of headers. I have never installed headers so I don't now the pros and cons of the different fasteners and gaskets out there. I am thinking of going with a copper gasket and stage 8 locking header bolts? Tell me what you guys think and what you guys have seen work.

    Eat Beef
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Your plan sounds excellent. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Percy's seal 4 good aluminum gaskets. They are the best, mine don't leak a bit.
     
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    before I bought my copper gaskets I thought that they were kind of pricey, not any more, well worth the money. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Summit and Jegs both have bolts for header applications as well as collectors that have a locking device that are impossible to loosen on there own. They are a bit high priced but they are the best!
     
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    I use exhaust manifold gaskets and cut the collector off and have the pipe welded directly to the headers, I never have any leaks.
     
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    i use Fel-Pro manifold gaskets on the flange of my headers, and Percy's dead soft aluminum gaskets on my collectors. never had problems with leaks.
     
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    I have had zero problems with mine since I did that. Well worth the extra $!
     
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    I used Stage 8 bolts and Fel Pro gaskets. Works great.
     

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