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Old 03-15-2019, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by jackson View Post
Leaking Intake Gaskets ... bolts loose

regular steel single edge blades and/or good penknife fine on those tough iron heads & china rail ... use a bit more care on aluminum manifold.

If you're Not subject to NCRS judging ... and have time to get em ... a set of new intake bolts in the "reduced head size with 12-point" version makes it a lot easier to get to & tighten them ... a dab of permatex #2 or rtv on threads helps prevent oil creep. Don't use stainless bolts.
Don't use stainless? Says who? ARP stainless are number one sellers.

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Old 03-15-2019, 05:04 PM
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First, it's not an edict but advice; do with it as you wish.

stainless looks great and may be called for in a marine environ or desired for "show car bling" use.

I suppose finned aluminum oil pans, and chromed oil pans & timing covers are great sellers for Spectre as well.

but stainless tends to gall under higher torque (noting intake is not hi-tq) and is relatively soft.

for most external motor apps, a good grade plated steel is preferred by many builders.

That's my tale and I'm sittin' on it.
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Default Sebring's WEC LMP on motortrend TV right now

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Much less tiresome.

It's about 5:30pm east coast

Sebring WEC endurance & weathertec on Live TV right now on MotorTrend TV. Started 4PM ends just after midnight.
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