I am putting on a set of original style rings and glands for the intake / exhaust manifold. Do you add a little sealer on the intake copper rings just to make sure it seals completely?
Can't see what it'd hurt, but I never have.
I still like those expensive copper gland/ring over the other type. Never need any sealer for those!
I never did
I use some sealer (Ultra-Black) on the intake rings, but not the exhausts. It's just a little "insurance" against an intake leak.
I do as Mike Walker does.
I don't use anything, and I'm sure Ford didn't either.
I have no doubt that Ford used nothing either, but a pesky leak at the intake ports can make for a hard starting vehicle---which is where I am at right now. I have never owned any T engine that had the "proper" seals on it. I figured that now would be a good time to switch over to the right seals. However the thought of a small leak still persisted in my mind which was why I asked about a little sealer on only the intake rings. I think I personally will add a little Ultra Black to each side of the rings. Obviously you don't need anything on the exhaust side.
Thank You for the advice fellows, always good to see the wide range of advice on the forum.
If the block and manifolds are perfect, you probably don't need anything. If there are some rust pits, as I have, using hi-temp RTV is a good idea.
I do like mike Walker also, but I'll put little dabs on the exhaust to help keep them in place while mounting manifolds.
George has hit the same nail on the head as I do. I use a muffler/exhaust gasket sealer to help hold the gland rings in place during installation. It also overcomes any problems with rust pits/erosion around the exhaust ports. I'd much rather do the job just once than do it over again to fix a pesky leak.
Hope this helps.
Allan from down under.
I'm with Steve here.