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Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 11:51 pm 
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looking at purchasing a fel-pro gasket kit for the 400, just after some opinions on the quality, and do you guys reccomend any other brands?

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 12:15 am 
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IMO Felpro are great quality. Even their stock replacement gaskets take a lot of abuse.
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Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 5:46 am 
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IMO Felpro are great quality. Even their stock replacement gaskets take a lot of abuse.

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Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 2:58 pm 
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Good to hear, will be purchasing a set soon!

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 7:03 pm 
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IMO there are none better.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 11:17 pm 
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I haven't bought a Felpro Cleveland gasket set in years, I hope they still have the rubber tappet cover gaskets, those were the best, far better than those cork crap ones, including the cork/rubber? mix

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 12:32 pm 
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FIBRE in sydney are the direct supplier for felpro. When i did my inlet manifold ford wanted 80 per bank and fibre did the whole lot for 32.50. They are great and Felpro are awesome gaskets
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Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 12:19 pm 
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thats good to here, will be purchasing the set this week. do you know if they have the rubber rear main seals.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 10:17 pm 
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For forced induction or hi comp engines..There's Cometic or O ring head or block and copper gasget...
Cometics are only available for V8...

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 8:41 pm 
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come again?!!! i think for time being standard headgaskets should be fine. the car wont be seeing boost until next year, this years funds are going on building the engine/ respraying the fairmont. (its hard to find cash being at uni full time/ working parttime pooring beer!) The reason i ask about rear seals as i have heard the rubber ones are a lot better then the old school rope seals?

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:17 pm 
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Gaskets are only as good as the prepration done before you put them on.
Cleanliness is next to godlyness.
I have even reused a set of head gaskets.
The clevo kits used to have the rubber rear main seal with the ford part noumber onit. Painting the cork gaskets the day befor you put them on also helps stop oil soak into the cork. :wink:
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Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2005 12:30 pm 
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interesting, you say paint? do you mean just put a light coat of engine enamel on it? When i start putting the engine together it will be sitting for a while in its completed state until the body is painted, so hopefully they will set them selves in over time.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 3:31 pm 
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Yeah just a good coat of paint you are sealing the cork. Is the engine going to be on a stand or sitting on the floor. If it's on the floor try to take the weight off the sump by using the engine mounting points.
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Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 12:05 am 
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felpro are good gaskets, and the felpro "wires" are even better. maybe get your block o ringed now, save you doing it later.
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