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Better way to seal manifold to inlet

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theknucklehead
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Better way to seal manifold to inlet

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Post by theknucklehead » Wed Aug 01, 2007 7:05 am

I am restoring a '48 Panhead using the original 3 piece steel manifold and an M-75 Linkert carb. I was told by someone at the Hanford AMCA meet that there was a foam type manifold seal on the market that was better than the brass ones. I have looked all over and can't find anything close. Has anybody out there ever heard of this, had experience using this or know where they can be had?
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Cotten
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Post by Cotten » Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:23 pm

Not foam, but an exotic thermoplastic call Phenyl Ethyl Ethyl Ketone (PEEK).

T'ain't cheap: http://www1.mscdirect.com/CGI/GSDRVSM?P ... 0023623788

Many folks around the world are cutting it....but beware that worn manifolds must also be re-cut to true-and-round before new ferrules can be custom-fitted.

The result is a lifetime repair that doesn't take a cheater bar to seal!

....Cotten

theknucklehead
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Post by theknucklehead » Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:10 am

Thanks Cotten,
Any idea where I can get that kind of work done on a manifold in California or is it a specialized service that requires shipping out my parts.

Also, are your Linkert floats that I have heard so much about available yet?
Thanks,
Hank

Cotten
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Post by Cotten » Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:37 pm

Hank!

I machine both PEEK seals and Durable floats to order; Please email me direct at liberty@npoint.net

Thanks,

...Cotten

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