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post #16 of Old 04-28-2011, 06:15 PM
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I bought a Clifford aluminum valve cover and they suggested and supplied yellow weatherstrip adhesive. The instructions stated to *glue* it to the valve cover.
I say this because, I would never glue a gasket to the head. It will have to be scraped at sometime later. Gluing to the valve cover keeps the scrapings from falling into the head.
Can you find a picture or link to the type of weatherstrip adhesive you are talking about? Never heard of using that before.

abernut, great post....I love seeing a tidy engine bay and this makes me want to go out and start getting mine cleaned up.


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post #17 of Old 04-28-2011, 11:20 PM
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http://3mcollision.com/3m-black-supe...3602-4250.html

Thats from 3M's website. you can pick it up at any auto parts store. Personally I like the black, but the yellow works just as good.
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post #18 of Old 04-29-2011, 04:51 AM
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Just ask for Gorilla Snot

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post #19 of Old 04-29-2011, 06:18 AM
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quick question, do you HAVE to tap out larger holes in the head or can I use the current, smaller-sized bolts?
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post #20 of Old 04-29-2011, 08:22 AM
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quick question, do you HAVE to tap out larger holes in the head or can I use the current, smaller-sized bolts?
If you are referencing a smaller hole that is already threaded use it instead.

Some heads will have holes threaded and smaller helicoils inserted into them, while others will only have indexing holes, those are rather shallow but I've read that tapping them without drilling deeper has been successful.

Point is there are several different head treatments, your application may vary.

While the "gorilla snot" sounds very effective I've always used Indian Head gasket shellac, gluing the gasket to the valve cover. IMHO using a silicone sealer is a
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post #21 of Old 04-29-2011, 06:09 PM
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Just ask for Gorilla Snot

I asked for some "Gorilla Snot" at NAPA the other day and the girl behind the counter said, "I don't think we sell that!" LOL!

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post #22 of Old 05-10-2013, 01:47 AM
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hey what5 was the wireing that you removed from the left side of the firewall
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post #23 of Old 05-10-2013, 06:53 AM
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Here's a closer look.
Still a long way to go, but slowly getting there.


This weekend I am going to tackle the Charcoal Canister and Fluid tanks...After seeing Kens http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/ke...hread-1040550/ I am feeling inspired.
Looks great dude. Good work.
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post #24 of Old 05-10-2013, 11:07 AM
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valve cover

I used the existing indexing holes and tapped those, believe they are 5/16", used S/S allen heads. Just check the depth, used Permatex High Tack gasket sealer on the cover, set it on my steel work table for a awhile, gasket down, and it has worked just fine for those that might want to try this.

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