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Well I was hoping it was a donut gasket leaking but I found it is the Manifold gasket leaking I think I will wait until this winter to fix,but is there any suggestions on the best way to do this so I won't bust any bolts off in the heads, and what will be the best gaskets to use when I put it back together
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Hey Bob,
Had the same problem on Christine. Sprayed penetrating oil (none flammable) on bolts, drive her, bring her home and spray some more on there. I done this for several days before trying to remove bolts. Got new manifold gaskets and talk with older gentleman that has a lot of experience with old cars. He told me make sure manifold and heads are plane. Since they were run hot and leaking there was a chance they were warped. I thought about it for a while and took them apart, took framing square and ran across them to check to see if the were plane. They were. I got new bolts and lock washers. Install gasket and snug bolts. Ran her till she got hot and let her cool off and retighten bolts. Left her sit for a few days and done it again. So far no leaks, only thing is she is to quite now!!!
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The problem of exhaust manifold leaks has been talked about so much in the past. I did a quick search and found this. Here are some suggestions as to what to buy in the way of good gaskets..

http://www.squarebirds.org/vbulletin...manifold+leaks
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I've used copper gaskets on any 352's and 390's I've owned and they seem to work well.

Several places carry them:
JC Whitney, Summit, etc.

About $25 a pair if I remember correctly.
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Thanks guys for the info i will get things ready for this fall
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I don't use gaskets - just that clay type goo that bakes hard.
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I would agree with Casey that copper gaskets work out just fine.
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CRC MANISEAL is what I use for all exhaust gaskets/seals.
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Well HECK
I have been soaking all the bolts for days and then I heated each one with a Tourch got it good and hot all the bolts out but the last one and it twisted off. So now I must take the Head off and drill it out it is the top front and there is no room to drill it out on the car,well now I can see what the heads look like.
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Hey Bob,
Do you have or do you know someone who might have a angle drill?
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