Time to stop for the evening. Question really basic . Which side of the steel backed manifold gasket from Snyders goes AGAINST the block? The shiny side or dull and why ?? Thanks just want to do the job correctly
Dull side to the block, the manifold needs to be able to move on the metal side with expanding, hot/cold cold/hot.
U don't want that kind of gasket unless your manifold is warped.
These gaskets work OK because the individual steel gland rings are in place to fix the manifold ports to the block ports for alignment and support.
tin toward manifold cause the block is cooler and
the mainfold is hot, As Kerry said...
Those gaskets are the reason so many manifolds are warped! I agree with the above statement, that if the gland rings were used it would have been ok.
I agree with Richard and Larry. The copper and the steel split rings work good for me. What really helps when using the rings is that extra pair of hands that a lot of us haven't grown yet.
Thank you all for the answer and explanation Back to work. I want to hear this engine run this weekend !
Copper glands and rings work well for me. What is the color of paint on your engine? Never seen that before!
I've seen it on UPS trucks.
Tom someone in the past painted the entire car and I mean the entire car bright YELLOW, engine, wiring everything I just put a primer coat on until I get it running Then I will change out and put all new wiring in after the car gets repainted so I do not need to worry about over spray on the wiring.
FWIW, I tried, and LOVE the copper manifold gaskets..the type that are a ring and gland all in one. Cost a bit more, but they really work well.
P.N. T-3063-CR, $27.50 for the set, at Snyders.
I have an old set of the above gaskets. They are in a Fitzgerald box. If you have two old manifold clamps that you don't mind cutting off, cut a portion off each one next to the hole. That will give you the extra set of hands. Also, when attaching the exhaust pipe, get it snug, and then work it back an forth while tightening the pack nut,and you will feel it seat against the manifold. It won't come loose.
Larry beat me to it - by nearly 11 hours. Exhaust leaks and intake leaks are greatly minimized by first installing the exhaust manifold (4 'ports') by snapping the 4holes over the steel glands. Then apply a cut-down manifold clamp on the front and rear 3/8" studs. Now, with your hands free, snap the intake manifold over it's 2 steel glands and secure it there with the full length manifold clamps and simply replace the cut-down clamps with full length clamps and you're done !