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Old 12-16-2007, 06:49 PM
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Gasket brand recommendation

I'm looking for advice on different gasket brands. I have a worked over 355 sbc that i'll be pulling out in the next 2 weeks. I'll be replacing the head gasket and all. I used the fel-pro head gasket supplied with the full engine kit, nothing performance, it was a blue one permatorque. Since my engine is far from stock (10.75:1 comp.), I want to feel safer with something better, not that I had problems, but since I'll be replacing it, why not upgrade. I was thinking about Corteco. Tell me what you think, and part numbers would be good too. Thanks!

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Old 12-16-2007, 07:08 PM
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I like the Felpro Permatorque myself.
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Old 12-16-2007, 07:56 PM
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Even for performance applications?? What do you use the on. Anyone used Mr. Gaskets Ultra seal?
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Nothing but Fel Pro here.
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I'm a fel pro guy. It sounds cliche since everyone uses them, but there's a reason for that. They are really that good.

I've used ROL gaskets with very good success as well. I used them since they had a different crush height and I wanted to fine tune a compression ratio and I was very happy with them.
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Old 12-16-2007, 10:22 PM
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Another vote for Fel Pro.
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I normally use the Fel Pros myself. I used the Mr. Gaskets Ultra seals on my last build with no problems and would use them again. What about copper?

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It`s rare I use Fel Pro head gaskets, I usually use GM head gaskets or Mr. Gasket, whatever I can find that has the correct height to get a good quench. Fel Pro is a excellant gasket and in the past when I used them on basic or high performance builds they worked fine. I Just about only use Victor Reinz Gaskets, these are made by Dana and the quality is outstanding.
The Mr. Gasket head gaskets are about the only thing they make I`ll use, the gaskets are excellant.
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gaskets

I also use a bunch of fel-pro gaskets.

I buy kits from my warehouse that are all Corteco gaskets. I can tell you that I am just as impressed with there quality as the fel-pro stuff. I even have a set of the out-of-the box (non-race) head gaskets on a 12.1:1 406. That customer is a bit hard on engines. I got it back after about 20,000 miles of street driving and about 100 1/4 mile passes and there was zero head gasket isues. I put the same head gaskets back on it ( a new set, not the used ones) this time.

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Yep, Fel Pro's here too.


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Old 12-17-2007, 05:15 PM
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I forgot about victor reinz...
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