Brought to you in part by:
Shop Eastwood for all your Auto Restoration Needs!

.


  Mustangsandmore Forums
  Ford Trucks
  Best header gaskets for 460?

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

UBBFriend: Email This Page to Someone! next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   Best header gaskets for 460?
Rustang
Gearhead

Posts: 553
From: Clarion PA
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 06-30-2002 09:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rustang   Click Here to Email Rustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm getting ready to put my new 460 in my F150. I'm using Hooker Super Comp headers and I don't want to be replacing header gaskets every week! So who makes a good reliable header gasket?

------------------
'68 mustang 351 clevor- [email protected]
'67 Stang, 351W [email protected]
'69 351C [email protected]
'78 Pickup [email protected]
'79 Pickup 460 ET=??

IP: Logged

kid vishus
Gearhead

Posts: 5105
From: middle of NC
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 06-30-2002 09:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm not sure about on the 460, but I know on my cleveland I have had real good luck with the Mr G Ultra Seals. They fit my headers better than teh Felpro's plus they are pretty tough and dopnt blow out real easy.

IP: Logged

jsracingbbf
Gearhead

Posts: 2044
From: Batesville,MS. , U.S.A.
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 06-30-2002 11:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like the Victor Nitro seals for my 460/514
They are expensive but worth it.
Jerry

IP: Logged

Butch Jennings
Gearhead

Posts: 610
From: No. California
Registered: Apr 2000

posted 07-01-2002 12:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Butch Jennings   Click Here to Email Butch Jennings     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I use the Fel-Pro 1420 on mine, 1419 on a non-SCJ head.

------------------
Butch
460 powered 1967 Comet Cyclone
10.271 @ 130.231
Butcher's Home Page
"Friends don't let friends drive Chevys"

IP: Logged

Moneymaker
Administrator

Posts: 20735
From: Lyons, IL, USA
Registered: May 99

posted 07-01-2002 01:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I second the Mr. Gasket Ultra Seals. Same set on the P/SA 89 GT convert since we put it together in 2000. Heads have been off once too!

------------------
Alex Denysenko
Co-Administrator and Moderator/ non 65-66 Mustang owner sensitivity co-ordinator

NHRA/IHRA/SRA member
NHRA and IHRA SS/LA National Record Holder '00, '01, & '02
Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28
Part time secret agent license #0089
Professional Manwhore
The Barry of BarrysGrrl

[This message has been edited by Moneymaker (edited 07-01-2002).]

IP: Logged

TomP
Gearhead

Posts: 4968
From: Delta BC Canada
Registered: Dec 99

posted 07-01-2002 01:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
(in rough Spanish accent)

Gaskets? We don't need no steenking gaskets!

Just a smear of hi-heat silicone will work if the flanges are very flat with no raised weld bead, and the head is smooth.

I've tried the copper gaskets, but they weren't any better.

IP: Logged

Moneymaker
Administrator

Posts: 20735
From: Lyons, IL, USA
Registered: May 99

posted 07-01-2002 02:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thats what we do and have been doing on MM and the Capri for several years Tomp. BUT.........as you said, the heads and flanges have to be flat. We do that with machined heads and custom modular headers. On the 89 GT P/SA car we have stock heads and some "hand-me-down" Hooker Super Comps which have the bead flanges. I have found the Mr. Gasket ultra seals to work the best with those type headers. We have tried them ALL. Fel-Pro's wear out the quickest in our experiance.

------------------
Alex Denysenko
Co-Administrator and Moderator/ non 65-66 Mustang owner sensitivity co-ordinator

NHRA/IHRA/SRA member
NHRA and IHRA SS/LA National Record Holder '00, '01, & '02
Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28
Part time secret agent license #0089
Professional Manwhore
The Barry of BarrysGrrl

IP: Logged

Rustang
Gearhead

Posts: 553
From: Clarion PA
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 07-01-2002 06:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rustang   Click Here to Email Rustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the input! I've had pretty good luck with the Ultra Seals on my windsor. So that's what I'll stick with

Just wasn't sure if any of the newer gaskets on the market these days, (copper gaskets seem popular) were any better.

IP: Logged

All times are ET (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | Mustangsandmore Front Page

Copyright 2003, Steve LaRiviere. All Rights Reserved.


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47d

Amazon Honor System Click Here to Pay Learn More

[Build a free Mustangsandmore.ws Home Page!]

[About M&M][Acronyms][Calendar][Chat][Classifieds] [Members' Pics]

[M&M Conventions] [M&M Mug Shots]

[ Mustangsandmore.com Bookstore] [ Smokin' Fords] [Tech Articles]