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Old 09-30-2007, 03:02 PM
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Mr. Gasket

Hey guys,

It seems that a lot of people here have had bad experiences, or at least have a bad opinion, of Mr. Gasket. I'd like to know why this is and if these experiences are reason enough to stay away from using their products.

This is the context within which I am working:

383 SBC (.030" over, 3.75" stroke, 5.7" rods, naturally aspirated)
F/T Speed-Pro hypereutectics, 5cc
AFR 195 Eliminators, 75cc
Pistons are .017" in the hole (decks were cut .008" from stock 9.025")

For optimum quench of .040" and a target static CR of 9.5 - 10 to one, I need a gasket thickness of about .023". Mr. Gasket is the ONLY manufacturer that I can find that makes a composition-type gasket anywhere close to this size in part #1134, which is .028" thick with a gasket bore of 4.130. These numbers put me at .045" quench and 9.74:1 SCR which I can definitely live with, but I am concerned about the quality and reliability of the Mr. Gasket part. This is a pretty mild build - no more than 450 HP, N/A.

GMPP makes a .028" composition gasket also, but apparently for a 4.000" in bore only. The only Fel-Pro gasket I can find that comes close is #1094 - a .015" / 4.100" shim which is a bit small, I think, and I've read that shims do not seal as well as composition-type gaskets. On top of that, there is a shim that is .020" thick which is closer to my goal, but you guessed it, it's from Mr. Gasket as well.

For the record, the car is a '70 Nova, 4-speed manual, 3.73 rear, daily driver.

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Old 09-30-2007, 03:14 PM
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no bad expereinces here. have had MrG 305 .028 gaskets on mine for almost 2 years now without issues.
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Thanks for the reply, DH, but I have one more question for you: Is that car your daily driver, a cruiser, race car, or combination of any of these?
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I have never had a problem with Mr. Gasket, nor have I ever heard of anyone having a problem.
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Old 10-01-2007, 10:55 AM
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There a victor/clevite #5746 0.026" thick 4.100" bore
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As for the gasket products of Mr. Gasket, no problems, I used the same .028 thickness gaskets on 2 small blocks, and used countless sets of the intake gaskets with no issues, and I don`t know how many sets of valve cover gaskets, none have given me any problems at all. The rest of the line is just about junk, but there gaskets are excellant, at least they did stick to quality on the gasket line. The chrome timing tabs aren`t great but they do the job, the valve cover breathers are dead within 2 weeks, plug wire looms melt if the slightest hint of fuel is spilled on them or if they get remotely close to the exhaust. Any of the "dress up" items they have is super cheap made stuff that isn`t worth what costs.
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I agree with DV, the gaskets are fine. They are probably made by a well known manufacturer. The other stuff they sell is pretty much garbage.

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I've used their header gaskets with success, but I agree with DV, it seems the rest of the line (ex gaskets) is pretty junky. One of their alternator mounting brackets cost me a motor. The bracket broke where it hooks over the header bolt, the alternator tipped forward, the belt dropped, that belt jammed in the AC belt, bent the Water Pump shaft and tossed the AC belt. No water pump. I was cruisin' up I5 on a warm Saturday evening, near Coalinga. Radio up high, windows open, enjoying the '69 Vette. Noticed a loss in power. Pulled over. Motor died. Permanently. My wife and waited 3 hours, without seeing a highway patrolman. I would up thumbing it for miles to the nearest "oasis". Yeah, I failed to notice the motor overheating. But Mr. Gasket failed to make an alternator mount that would survive. This was the third one I've broken, the first to cost me an engine, and the last piece of Mr. Gasket junk I'll ever buy.

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Thank you all for your replies, I appreciate it all of the input.

RippinRon, would you happen to know of a vendor who sells that gasket?
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btw, Yes it is used on a daily driver.
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Thank you all for your replies, I appreciate it all of the input.

RippinRon, would you happen to know of a vendor who sells that gasket?
Any local parts store would carry them or be able to get them no problem.
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Ah, I was looking in the wrong places. Thanks!
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At one time, MR. GASKET was a quality vendor/supplier. It was bought out (as many quality companies are) and went mainly CHI-COM for their parts and accessories. If you are looking for shiny stuff, just buy from AUTOZONE or wherever.
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