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Old 04-12-2012, 04:01 PM
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Graphite head gaskets?

I am thinking about this head gasket: http://www.summitracing.com/parts/CLE-5746/

But it says "graphite facing", does that mean its steel in the inside with a crispy graphite layer on the outside? Is this type of gasket OK to use on all iron SBC? It seems the impetus for graphite head gaskets is for compensating for different expansion rates of aluminum heads on iron blocks. Since I am iron on iron technically I would think this gasket would have an easy life in my engine. Also I am using gasoline, this is a "Nitroseal" gasket, not sure if that means is specifically for Nitromethane? Is there a high failure rate with this gaskets? The price is tempting!

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I prefer these "graphite facing" over the Fel-Pro blue paper gaskets on many applications. Especially Big blocks with head/block mismatch. These things don't leak..Your iron sbc will love them. ONLY drawback is cleaning the surface if they have to be removed after they have been run. They have to be scraped from both surfaces. They stick really good..
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Thank you for the feedback sir!
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Good gaskets, but like mentioned before messy to clean up.


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