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wisemanz28

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1969 gaskets
« on: February 23, 2012, 02:07:23 AM »
I'm about to install my heads and intake on my 1969 Z28, where should I buy my gaskets from ? I would like the gaskets to work well and appear original, especially the intake gasket as you will see part of the gasket ( the area by the middle of the intake ).

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Re: 1969 gaskets
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2012, 02:57:35 AM »
you need to get them from one of the Corvette restoration houses.
either Paragon Corvette reproductions, or Long Island Corvette supply.

Both companies sell the intake-head gaskets with the tabs, and the rubber front and rear pieces.

Use silicone to seal the front and rear and then add the rubber pieces just for look - those rubber gaskets never worked very well....

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Re: 1969 gaskets
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2012, 01:28:53 PM »
Heads; I used the .028 Mr. Gasket Part Number 1134 Ultra-Seal Head Gaskets as my pistons averaged .010" to the deck. QUENCH is best between .035" to .044". Intake; I used the Felpro 1256 intake gasket it was the correct size for my 472 intake runners its grey and looks close to an original. I also used the Intake Manifold Gasket Alignment Tool posted over at Camaros.net I would recommend having your machinist check your intake and retrue as required.