There have been several threads lately regarding how best to install various gaskets, so since I have been very successful in the application of the gaskets to the engine of my 1926 coupe, I thought I would re-visit the subject and attach three threads detailing the procedure, which is time consuming and requires patience, but is well worth it in the end, if done properly.
I rebuilt my engine back in 2010 using the method outlined in the attached threads and my engine is still virtually leak free. Jim Patrick
Basic Procedure: www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/156919.html
Gasketing Complete Engine: www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/257047/313252.html
Gasketing Hogshead: www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/121217.html
I've used Ultra Black for a number of years in addition to the new cardboard gaskets. I miss the old cork gaskets.
Good and useful post Jim. If I may add one very small point .... If you wipe down all surfaces with acetone before applying gasket or "right stuff" you will be sure of a good seal. A greasy or oily surface gives a good chance of leaks down the road.
Good point Bud. It's always a good idea to wipe down the painted surfaces with a strong, fast drying solvent that won't leave a residue such as naptha, or acetone to ensure a good bond. If the surfaces are bare and unpainted, lacquer thinner would be my first choice. It is also important to be sure all rust has been removed. Jim Patrick
i always put the pan on last!!!!!!!!!!!!.charley