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  • Re: 62 Chevy II AF/X

    I have used the blue rubber felpro gaskets with good results on a sbf they have metal rings around the bolts to keep from pushing them out.
    it's probably easier to seal a very rigid and short valve cover with a lot of clamping points like the aluminum ones on the 5.0.
    Last edited by Beagle; October 14th, 2015, 07:06 AM.
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    • Re: 62 Chevy II AF/X

      The valve covers on the LS-7 are tin, also. But I think they were more careful about the head castings in later years. Back in 1970, they didn't give much material to make a seal with.
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      • Re: 62 Chevy II AF/X

        I suspect there weren't many "it leaks" warranty returns on Snowflakes to irritate the engineers into making changes?
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          They probably sealed ok most of the time with the old cork gaskets they used. They had silver paint on the gaskets, to help them seal.
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          • Re: 62 Chevy II AF/X

            I've had good luck with spray copper sticking things when using cork gaskets, rubber leaked baddly on my Buick V6 too.
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            • Re: 62 Chevy II AF/X

              good idea...


              a.so the oil report came in

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                Ain't real data a great thing? We sometimes sent oil out from EPA (Ethyl did ours - they had an active lab in Detroit back then) but I haven't had any of my personal stuff done. Probably ought to, especially Mutt's Mercedes as it's kind of an unknown commodity.

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                • Re: 62 Chevy II AF/X

                  I was just wondering about this. I don't have much to comment, except thanks for sharing it!
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                  • Re: 62 Chevy II AF/X

                    I guess it's probably normal wear. I wonder if blower shavings got into the oil somehow? there was neat glittery stuff in the intake when the blower locked up.

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                    • Re: 62 Chevy II AF/X

                      ooof.
                      Escaped on a technicality.

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                      • Re: 62 Chevy II AF/X

                        Too bad you didn't put a magnet to the glittery stuff to see if it was steel or aluminum..
                        So you are very well into acceptable limits on everything.
                        Oil might be good for another use now? Like lubing mower wheels?

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                        • Re: 62 Chevy II AF/X

                          I just take it all to the recycle place at the county dump. The glitter in the intake was from the blower, it was pretty obvious
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                          • Re: 62 Chevy II AF/X

                            From what part? Steel or aluminum?
                            Motor will likely survive on aluminum than it will steel..
                            Of course we are into different things.

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                            • Re: 62 Chevy II AF/X

                              the rotor hit the case, all that stuff is aluminum.

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                                Ah. Shouldn't matter too much.. Of course... Best if none was in the motor..

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