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About firsttimer

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  • Birthday 07/08/1976
  1. I went without the gland rings. I did have both of my manifolds milled together and used just the copper gaskets. I tightened the bolts starting at 2,3,1, and 4. I tightened it at 10 ft/lbs and slowly worked it up to 35 ft/lbs. I started it up and it sounds better than ever.
  2. I don't have gland rings. I have researched it and have found that the gland rings were always blowing out since it has a split in it. From my research, that is why we have copper gaskets is to replace the gland rings.
  3. I have the copper manifold gaskets. I have milled the manifolds (exhaust and intake) together so they are very smooth. What order to the nuts get tightened and to what ft/lbs.?
  4. I have a 1929 Model A coupe. My copper manifold gaskets blew and needs to be replaced. It was brought to my attention that I didn't do it right the first time so I am doing this again and want to do it right this time. I am getting conflicting things to do. I had a friend tell me not to use the Indian Head shellac on the manifold gaskets because it gets too hot and will blow plus you don't use shellac on copper gaskets but in my Model A for the restorer book says that I should use shellac on the manifold gaskets. I also can't find if there is a certain torque to use when tightening the ma
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