View Full Version : Water pump installation

02-10-2007, 12:23 AM
I'm probably overthinking this but I don't want to mess up a perfectly good gasket: I was going to smear some Permatex Ultra Copper on both sides of the gasket as a sealer prior to installation. Is this OK to use or is something else recommended?


Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard

02-10-2007, 08:32 PM
I have always used Permatex form-a-gasket #2 on every water connection
and on both sides of the gasket. I have yet to have a leak after. Its
a little trouble taking it apart the next time, but if it doesnt leak
you dont have too!


'63 Avanti, zinc plated drilled & slotted 03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, soon: 97 Z28 T-56 6-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves, 'R3' 276 cam, Edelbrock AFB Carb, GM HEI distributor, 8.8mm plug wires

Dick Steinkamp
02-10-2007, 08:38 PM
If the mating surfaces are good, there really is no need for anything on the gasket (IMHO)


Blue 15G
02-11-2007, 11:41 AM
I agree with Tom on this one.