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    Default Gasket material recommendation for intercooler

    I will soon be reassembling a turbo intercooler for a Race Aero Turbo. Is there a gasket material that is recommended for doing that?
    Fel Pro makes several gasket material sheets that would appear to work. One is cork/rubber material and another is a roll of what appears to be similar to a plastic coated cardboard.
    I assume that isn't what it is, but it does look like that. Both material show they are for water, gasoline and oil.

    I assume the gasket material should be used on both sides of the intercooler flanges for sealing.
    Any recommendations or suggestions?

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    I have used both cork/rubber and pure rubber. Must make gaskets for both sides of the flange. I use some silicone on the gaskets and be sure to seal any bolt holes that go thru. Did you find a replacement intercooler core?
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    Quote Originally Posted by steveo143 View Post
    I have used both cork/rubber and pure rubber. Must make gaskets for both sides of the flange. I use some silicone on the gaskets and be sure to seal any bolt holes that go thru. Did you find a replacement intercooler core?
    I've been on vacation and just got back, but I am still looking at options.

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    I told the guy in Texas that has some cores that he was asking too much for them, might try to make a deal with him. PM 1SNYDER on this site, he may have 1 for sale. I only have enough cores for the complete units that I have and will be putting up for sale soon. The guy in Texas got the cores he has for next to nothing on E-Bay.
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    Default Harrison Itercooler$

    Whats a fair price for a good used Harrison Cupernickel intercooler?
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    500 would be a fair price. I sold one for as little as 300 to help a guy out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steveo143 View Post
    500 would be a fair price. I sold one for as little as 300 to help a guy out.
    Steve
    I assume you are talking about $500 for an unused core.
    There were two complete Gale Banks intercoolers with their cores that sold on Ebay recently.
    One sold for about $425 and the other sold for $450 in December. The one that sold in December
    had to be listed twice as it didn't even sell on the buy it now, the first listing.

    I know the cores are hard to come by themselves, but there are many of these older turbo sets
    that are being replaced by newer and probably better blow through units. IMO

    I would like to obtain a replacement core, but I don't want to spend a lot of money unnecessarily.

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    I was gonna buy that last one for spare cores but fell asleep! New, the Harrison cores were over 500 ea. 30 yrs. ago and they generally last forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steveo143 View Post
    I was gonna buy that last one for spare cores but fell asleep! New, the Harrison cores were over 500 ea. 30 yrs. ago and they generally last forever.

    Apple II computers sold for $2600 when they came out and many still work, today there are new and better computers now, so their value hasn't increased.

    While the older Gale Banks and Race Aero intercooler turbo set-up's work well, what makes them so valuable when there are the newer blow through turbos that apparently work better, make more power, can be adapted to larger engines and can be repaired.
    As I said, the older draw through turbos work well for what they were designed, but with their limitations, I would think their value would be limited too. IMO

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