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Valve cover gaskets #231591
01/21/12 02:11 PM
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Getting ready to change the valve cover gaskets on the 66 corvette. Looking for some opinions on the best gaskets to buy ? Cork, Rubber, Rubber cork mixed ? They make so many different kinds now it's confusing. Any thoughts on this will be greatly appreicated.... carbana


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Re: Valve cover gaskets [Re: p.k.] #231594
01/21/12 02:16 PM
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I had the best luck with the cork/rubber mixed. The all rubber (neopreen) get as hard as a carp due to heat.


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Re: Valve cover gaskets [Re: Chev Nut] #231596
01/21/12 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted By: Chev Nut
I had the best luck with the cork/rubber mixed. The all rubber (neopreen) get as hard as a carp due to heat.

Thanks once again Gene, That was also my thinking.


p.k.
1939 4 DOOR MASTER DELUXE SPORT SEDAN
1956 BEL AIR 2 DOOR HARDTOP

I'VE spent most of my money on Booze,Women,and mechanical things. The rest I just Wasted........
Re: Valve cover gaskets [Re: p.k.] #231643
01/21/12 10:29 PM
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I agree with the cork/rubber gaskets, I have several boxes of ten that were purchased from a Chevrolet Dealer several years ago and have been on the shelf since purchased. You can pull one from the box and it is an exact fit, no shrinkage after all these years.

Re: Valve cover gaskets [Re: dandyd] #231736
01/22/12 07:31 PM
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I ordered a set cork/rubber from napa yesterday fel-pro #1603. We'll see how they work...


p.k.
1939 4 DOOR MASTER DELUXE SPORT SEDAN
1956 BEL AIR 2 DOOR HARDTOP

I'VE spent most of my money on Booze,Women,and mechanical things. The rest I just Wasted........

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