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by warmstrong1955
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Exhaust flange and gasket problems.
Replies: 27
Views: 347

Re: Exhaust flange and gasket problems.

We have shops scattered across the US, with CNC water-jet tables, who make gaskets. Any flavor you like too. Just send them a drawing, and what you require for material, and they can fix you up. I've dealt with many, but I was also dealing with larger quantities. Be pretty expensive to get a one or ...
by warmstrong1955
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Exhaust flange and gasket problems.
Replies: 27
Views: 347

Re: Exhaust flange and gasket problems.

I have exactly the same problem with an old boat I have; I bought a flange fitting muffler for it 20 years ago and made all the pipes fit, now I can't get that kind anymore. So I cut off the flanges and welded the new muffler to them, but now I need to find square flange 4 hole exhaust gaskets and ...
by warmstrong1955
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Exhaust flange and gasket problems.
Replies: 27
Views: 347

Re: Exhaust flange and gasket problems.

Only Banks stuff I have been around, were turbo kits for Dodge and Ford pickups. I helped some friends install 'em, and don't remember any problems with any. Find a gasket....or make a gasket....and you'll be in business. Maybe a little flange straightening too. Not right having to modify brand new ...
by warmstrong1955
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Exhaust flange and gasket problems.
Replies: 27
Views: 347

Re: Exhaust flange and gasket problems.

Is that all something that Banks did? If so, I agree....they have some quality problems. Regardless, nothing wrong with a flat gasket anyway. The ring gaskets (donuts) are more forgiving when you have a slight misalignment, but that's about it. They often tend to compress over time, and leak, depend...
by warmstrong1955
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: How to Lock Screw in Skillet Handle?
Replies: 21
Views: 396

Re: How to Lock Screw in Skillet Handle?

The handle came loose again. Removed the screw, and I can barely see a trace of Loctite anywhere. No idea what happened. I thought I was smart enough to put Loctite on screws, but now I wonder. Trying again tomorrow. Clean the threads with brake-clean or contact cleaner, and let them dry before glo...
by warmstrong1955
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Exhaust flange and gasket problems.
Replies: 27
Views: 347

Re: Exhaust flange and gasket problems.

Been quite a while since I paid for freight from Summit. Maybe I'm just lucky. They seem to be a lot like Enco, and run a lot of specials. Their pricing is usually better than most too....and they have a lot of good stuff! Nice thing here, if I order early enough, I get it the next day. The store & ...
by warmstrong1955
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Exhaust flange and gasket problems.
Replies: 27
Views: 347

Re: Exhaust flange and gasket problems.

Good plan! I've done the same, sometimes with plywood or pieces of paneling. Also one of the reasons I've carved my own punches out of pipe, or steel tube. Easier on the ol' wallet to buy a 1/4" or 3/8" pipe nipp than a new punch! If you haven't dealt with Summit, and go that route, I've used them f...
by warmstrong1955
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Exhaust flange and gasket problems.
Replies: 27
Views: 347

Re: Exhaust flange and gasket problems.

I think full flange is the way to go....and I didn't even think of the warping from the bolts. Another good reason. I've made my own punches, and half punches. Work great on just paper, but the steel, which all I have seen has been stainless of some type, is tough on 'em. Still can get it done, but ...
by warmstrong1955
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Exhaust flange and gasket problems.
Replies: 27
Views: 347

Re: Exhaust flange and gasket problems.

The stuff with the steel cuts pretty well with a good pair of snips. It's not that bad to work with, and, it can be cleaned up with a die grinder.

Those hollow punches work on it too, for the bolt holes. have also used one to cutout the center hole, taking 47 shots at it to get there...
by warmstrong1955
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Exhaust flange and gasket problems.
Replies: 27
Views: 347

Re: Exhaust flange and gasket problems.

Not familiar with that stuff. Good to know, thanks. Do you think that a full surface gasket of that stuff would be better than the narrow width remaining of the steel/fiber resulting from the 9/32 over size diameter hole in the gasket I modified to fit? Call it roughly 1/8" wide where about 1/4" wi...
by warmstrong1955
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Exhaust flange and gasket problems.
Replies: 27
Views: 347

Re: Exhaust flange and gasket problems.

Something like this:

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/rfl- ... /overview/

Or with steel:

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/mrg-5960/overview/

They have other flavors.

Last stuff I bought, was NAPA....or Carquest....I forget.....
by warmstrong1955
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Exhaust flange and gasket problems.
Replies: 27
Views: 347

Re: Exhaust flange and gasket problems.

If you can mill that flat, I bet life would be a lot better. I can't tell how flat it is, but I know the problem. The problem is common to exhaust headers. Besides warping, the welds stick out, and they generally make things flat with a grinder, and a the guy is running it in the dark... :) So..... ...