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Today 08:12 PM
496CHEVY3100 Sanderson makes a really good header,,little expensive but good,i have the Sanderson Cast iron black on my truck,,i have Hooker Super Comp on my Z28 ,Both have Aluminum heads,i hope I don't have problem if I have to remove them,but I did use anti seize on threads.
Today 08:12 PM
John long Probably not exciting to anyone but me but I flipped my frame over and painted the bottom. I am indeed endeavoring to persevere.

John

Today 08:03 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by Rodnit View Post
Mine are stainless and were always coming loose. I'm using a 3ply aluminum gasket that Mitch recommended. Hadn't had the gaskets in long enough to see if the bolts still came loose. Now I know they won't!
I always check and tighten mine 3 times after heat cycling to ensure they aren't going to work loose. I hate leaking header gaskets and the PITA it is to change them again.

I've installed 2 sets of Sanderson's now with only the dried silicone for a seal and they never work loose or leak. Why can't ALL the manufacturers make their flanges like that ?????
Today 07:59 PM
Too Many Projects I changed the trans filter and fluid along with the engine oil and filter on the Malibu I bought for my son today.
Trans fluid is supposed to be good for something like 100,000 miles and then you rebuild the trans. There isn't a dipstick to even check the level. What complete bull****. I measured the fluid that came out of the trans and replaced that amount with new and then did the "procedure" to check the level warm and running in park, just like the good old days, except this required a few more tools than pulling the stick out. The fluid was dark and smelled old/slightly burned but the pan was quite clean, so I think the trans will live for quite a while longer than if it had been left alone. I will change what I can drain out again in 10k miles and refill with fresh.
Today 07:38 PM
496CHEVY3100 I read an article in Rod and Custom a few years back,it said to soak header gasgets in bathtub overnight before installing them (wet ) The White Mr Gasket fiber type, but don't over tighten the bolts,so I tried it on my Z28 they have been on 10 years or more no leaks,,i think most might be overtightning and warpping flange,,

I use dead soft copper gaskets on the headers of my truck and aluminum on the collectors ,never any problems
Today 07:24 PM
Rodnit
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
I don't understand why I read so much about header bolts coming loose.
I run stainless bolts with non squishy type gaskets and they never get loose. Maybe I made my own gasket from the high temp Felpro sheet? Hard to remember 10 years later.

Maybe I have good luck?
Not usually.
Mine are stainless and were always coming loose. I'm using a 3ply aluminum gasket that Mitch recommended. Hadn't had the gaskets in long enough to see if the bolts still came loose. Now I know they won't!
Today 06:41 PM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by Rodnit View Post
Got the rest of the header bolt locks on. The ones that were left were the ones that had to be ground on some to make them fit. At least they're all on. I don't mind them as far as looks. They don't stand out at all. Most people probably would never see them....... Now they should never loosen up...... In theory....

I don't understand why I read so much about header bolts coming loose.
I run stainless bolts with non squishy type gaskets and they never get loose. Maybe I made my own gasket from the high temp Felpro sheet? Hard to remember 10 years later.

Maybe I have good luck?
Not usually.
Today 04:58 PM
Rodnit Got the rest of the header bolt locks on. The ones that were left were the ones that had to be ground on some to make them fit. At least they're all on. I don't mind them as far as looks. They don't stand out at all. Most people probably would never see them....... Now they should never loosen up...... In theory....

Today 04:49 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by whinny View Post
Kinda feel sorry for bbs wife/ partner, she must put up with a lot,lmfao



Later gator
Russ
I do believe she must be a very good woman......:

John
Today 04:44 PM
whinny Kinda feel sorry for bbs wife/ partner, she must put up with a lot,lmfao



Later gator
Russ
Today 01:49 PM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
What's a "Short Stuck"? More Canadianese? Is it something you order at Timmy's?

BB

Ha, ha, funny boy.

The short form, stuck.
Today 01:37 PM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Don't pay him no mind Pugsy. Some people like him until they get to know him.

John
Moi?

BB
Today 01:17 PM
John long
Quote:
Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
What's a "Short Stuck"? More Canadianese? Is it something you order at Timmy's?

BB
Don't pay him no mind Pugsy. Some people like him until they get to know him.

John
Today 12:50 PM
boothboy
Quote:
Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Yep. Hydro-Electric.
Must have originated from getting juice from the rivers.

Hydro for short stuck.
What's a "Short Stuck"? More Canadianese? Is it something you order at Timmy's?

BB
Today 11:55 AM
123pugsy
Quote:
Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
In Canadian speak, hydro is electric inspection...not water ?
Yep. Hydro-Electric.
Must have originated from getting juice from the rivers.

Hydro for short stuck.
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