[T3] Intake Gasket Material
fisherfarms at gmail.com
Sat Dec 31 08:46:00 PST 2011
My Dad was good at making gaskets with his ball peen hammers! ;-)
On Sat, Dec 31, 2011 at 8:34 AM, Jeremy Menzies
<skellzangelz at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I agree, I used a thin cake mix box cut out using the phenolic spacers as a template and they seem to be working pretty well. I've read that the metal ones that are available as part of engine gasket kits are not right for the Type 3 intake runners, FYI.
>> From: jadney at vwtype3.org
>> To: type3 at vwtype3.org
>> Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2011 00:58:23 -0600
>> Subject: Re: [T3] Intake Gasket Material
>> On 28 Dec 2011 at 22:43, Dave wrote:
>> > I'm in the process of rebuilding my 69 fastback FI and was able to get
>> > it started for the first time in a dozen years. YEA!
>> Congratulations! ;-)
>> > But it was running really rich. Found some good vacuum leaks at the
>> > intake runner/head area. There doesn't seem to be intake gaskets
>> > around for the FI engines anymore. I know I have to use the hard
>> > spacers but what do I use as a gasket material between the spacer and
>> > the head/runner? RTV doesn't seem like a good idea with that area
>> > being sprayed with gas. What does everyone else use?
>> Some kind of pasteboard from cereal boxes or something similar but
>> thinner should be fine. The OE material was actually quite thin, more
>> like heavy paper.
>> If you can find the dual port gaskets used for OE dual carb Type 3s
>> ('67s in the US) those work perfectly.
>> Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
>> Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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