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Offline Jamie

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Valley pan install
« on: January 05, 2017 - 11:25:08 pm »
Ok,first big block build. I am installing edelbrock performerintake onto aluminum heads. I purchased a sheet metal valley pan and I just can't trust a bead of silicon that long down the sides of pan where it meets heads. Any re-assuring "it won't  leak " tips? I foresee an oil leak and a vacuum leak in my future.
 This is than than just butts up against bottom of heads, still using normal paper gaskets for intake to head.
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Re: Valley pan install
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2017 - 11:52:01 pm »
I cannot tell you how much I searched for an article that thorough. Thank you much!
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Re: Valley pan install
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2017 - 08:16:55 am »
http://www.hughesengines.com/TechArticles/productinstructionsheets.php

 They have a lot of other articles like that here as in anything read through it and decide what is right I don't know anything personally about their work .
Always do your research , comparing to the FSM is always a good idea.

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Re: Valley pan install
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2017 - 04:26:55 pm »
I live about 5 miles from the Hughes shop. They have been in business for many years. Mostly, if not all, Mopar engine stuff. As in the financial world...past performance is not an indicator of the future. Always do your own research and make an educated decision!

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Re: Valley pan install
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2017 - 12:43:19 am »
Jamie -- with the metal valley pan gasket, just add the Fel-Pro "supplementary fiber gaskets" (4 pcs included in the set)... intended for aluminum mflds, as well as older engine rebuilds.
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Re: Valley pan install
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2017 - 09:11:46 pm »
I only use the extra paper gaskets between the pan & heads to prevent oil leaks with all 4 it is real tough to get the intake on

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