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    Is it common for the Header adapter plate to warp? I keep blowing gaskets. I had a friend look at them and is goign to resurface them. He said today they are warped. How ofton do you replace these things, if ever?

    Edit, While on the subject, is bassett the only ones who make gaskets for their headers? its not you typical gasket you can just run to the parts store for.
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    I am guessing you are talking about the flange, yes they will warp. I always use hi temp silicone I am sure you will get alot of recommendations about which one to use. Ditch the gaskets

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    Percys is the only way I've able to not have a leak. The name is XX Carbon gaskets. I try to remember to re Torque a few times as well.

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    I am guessing you are talking about the flange, yes they will warp. I always use hi temp silicone I am sure you will get alot of recommendations about which one to use. Ditch the gaskets
    I agree ... ditch the gaskets!!! I use permatex ultra grey for years, and never had problem. Gaskets suck!!!!!!!!!!! Good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsanger View Post
    I agree ... ditch the gaskets!!! I use permatex ultra grey for years, and never had problem. Gaskets suck!!!!!!!!!!! Good luck

    you guys serious??? hi temp sylicone on the flange? wow guess ill give it a shot i just blew my gaskets out as well....
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    use Threadlocker Blue on your header bolts and you wont have to retighten them on a regular basis.... as far as the exhaust gaskets I use felpro but I may try some of the caulking cause just for sh!ts and giggles
    Beer is the answer... but I dont remember the question.

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    The Bassett outer header plate gaskets are either Stahl, Hooker or Brodix pattern (Cant recall)The inners are simple your basic SBC headers gaskets . Rewarders "shuffle plates" differ from Basset ever so slightly , most of the flange plates are 3/6 thick and although I belive they could warp it seems unlikely Those SBC deals confounded me so much years back I started having my SBC headers built with smaller primaries and smaller cillectors to avoid the double gasket deal Tom


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    I found a source for copper gaskets made for Bassett headers for BBC. I have them made 6 sets at a time. Your cost $50.00 plus shipping. Pat

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    SCE graphite with embedded stainless wire. Never had a problem. Only one I have used and sold for the last 10 plus years. Tried everything out there. These are the best I have found.

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    Siliconed stock header gasket to the header and never had a problem. Stays on the headeer when taking it off and on too if you arent replacing them.

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    Does anyone know what pattern these are? I ordered some but due to problems I will not recieve them until tuesday most likley. I would like to take the boat out this weekend. Not doing silcone. Once I find the pattern I will drive all over town!
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    Log off and go float, hang in the party coves, Show and shine on the trailer, fill up the boat, wax it, v-drive, jet, outdrive, and if you got a canoe and your reading this, you sir, need to phucking upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsanger View Post
    I agree ... ditch the gaskets!!! I use permatex ultra grey for years, and never had problem. Gaskets suck!!!!!!!!!!! Good luck
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    The gaskets are usually about 3/16" thick, and they'll compress when the bolts are tightened and continue to compress and shrink over time and burn. Shitcan the gaskets and use hi-temp silcone. I like the copper Permatex.

    Apply a layer to the head and another layer to the header flange, then bolt everything together and make make it tight. Now you've got 2 metal surfaces clamped together and theres no room for anything to move.

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    Cut the flanges between the tubes. I had problems with gaskets until I got copper ones, now it's fine. However, cutting the flanges will allow each tube to seal up indiviually..

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    Dude,

    I'v been having problems with my gaskets as well until last wk... ditch the gaskets and go with RTV red high heat gasket maker u'll never have a problem again. pick it up at your local NAPA store for five bucks.
    Beer is the answer... but I dont remember the question.

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