Header Sealing Washer Suggestions?

JShadzi at aol.com JShadzi at aol.com
Fri Dec 13 14:18:01 EST 2002

>I might not be clear, so I apologize.
>The gasket is fine, I'm using a stock one, the visible problem is with the washers between the locking nuts and the header itself. The stock ones have a rubber seal at the nut end with that little round coil. After I installed the first part (the header is a 5-3-1) it didn't look good.

I don't understand, still confused, rubber sealing washers on a header?  I guess I'm still confused, you should use the stock thick washers that come on the pre-'88 cars, washer thickness is about 1/8", 8mm ID, then use the stock turbo lock nuts, all metal, to ensure it doesn't every get loose, especially considering its a tube header.

>And, yes it is a rare example of a 10V NA header, that I stealed for $160 at Ebay 2 years ago!!!

Ahh yes, I remember that now, good buy.


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