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PONY2178
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From: Lizella Ga
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posted 02-27-2003 05:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PONY2178   Click Here to Email PONY2178     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What is the best way to seal copper head gaskets with o ringed block on a 351 Cleveland with alum heads.

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-27-2003 10:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M !
To answer your question, there is only one way to seal copper head gaskets on engines with water.
KW Copper Coat spray!
Don't waste your time with anything else.
Spray both sides of the gasket liberaly, let it get tacky, and then install. TOrque to spec. Retorque after warm up with new gaskets.

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capri man
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posted 02-27-2003 11:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
yup, worked perfect for me. alex, would you put just a little sealer around the water jackets? welcome pony, always good to have a neighbor join up. in fact i am leaving for macon in just a few minutes for a meeting today and tomorrow. you will learn a lot here, i did.

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posted 02-27-2003 12:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by capri man:
yup, worked perfect for me. alex, would you put just a little sealer around the water jackets? welcome pony, always good to have a neighbor join up. in fact i am leaving for macon in just a few minutes for a meeting today and tomorrow. you will learn a lot here, i did.



No Mike, it will just slide off of the KW.

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Alex Denysenko
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PONY2178
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From: Lizella Ga
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posted 02-27-2003 11:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PONY2178   Click Here to Email PONY2178     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys. I'm building a Cleveland for a friend and I have heard of different ways to seal the heads with copper gaskets and was wondering what was the best way. The Money Maker Mustang looks great. I had a 64 1/2 Mustang coupe drag/Pro street car with a 351C in it. It was on the front cover of Super Ford Mag back in Oct 88.

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PONY2178
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posted 02-27-2003 11:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PONY2178   Click Here to Email PONY2178     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by PONY2178:
What is the best way to seal copper head gaskets with o ringed block on a 351 Cleveland with alum heads.



Thanks guys.

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