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Lake style header block off plate gaskets

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by grichards790, Jun 21, 2014.

  1. grichards790
    Joined: Apr 20, 2009
    Posts: 96

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    I have a set of unknown brand lake style headers on my coupe and the block off plate gaskets are starting to leak. I can't find anyone who sells them. The block off plate is 5 1/2 inches across, including the mounting flange. Holes are 4 on 3 1/2 x 4 7/8. The tube seems to be 4 inches or just over. Heat wrap makes it tough to tell.

    Have been to Speedway counter and they don't have them. A muffler guy claims on these flat style plates a bead of red silicon will do it, but there are gaskets in there now and I would like to keep using them.

    Any ideas on who might have made these? I suspect the were a kit. Any thoughts on the silicon idea or where I can find the gaskets or material to make my own? ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1403366937.237103.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1403366951.119590.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1403366964.153901.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1403366977.969897.jpg


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  2. Mr Gasket make an exhaust gasket sheet material that you can cut your size from..
     
  3. black 62
    Joined: Jul 12, 2012
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    black 62
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    from arkansas

    i have bought sheet asbestos gasket material at O'reilly...
     
  4. ratman
    Joined: Jun 15, 2006
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    Take the gasket out and clean both surfaces then apply manifold sealant and reassemble. That's what I have been doing for the past 10 years and I have never had a leak.
     

  5. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
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    Blue One
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    from Alberta

    I don't believe that you can buy asbestos anything any more. And you won't if you value your health and life. :eek:

    Gasket material for exhaust gaskets yes, asbestos no.

    I wonder if it's just me, but I really dislike heat wrapped lakes headers.
     
  6. grichards790
    Joined: Apr 20, 2009
    Posts: 96

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    Thanks for the Mr. Gasket info, found the sheets and got some ordered.


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  7. I used a sheet of copper I got from a roofer to make mine. They have been in use for 5 years I open the headders at the track a lot seals real good.
     

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