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    Are there any gas resistant sealers, Permatex, etc? I cut a gasket for the sending unit and wondered if a little sealer (gas resistant sealer) is indicated. If so , any suggestions are welcome.

  • #2
    I don't know if Studebaker used any sealant on that gasket originally, but you can safely use the old style "Number 2" Permatex if you want to. It isn't affected by gasoline. Just remember to NEVER use any SILICONE sealer if it'll come into contact with gasoline.

    Dave Bonn
    Valencia, PA
    '54 Champion Starliner

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    • #3
      I don't know if Studebaker used any sealant on that gasket originally, but you can safely use the old style "Number 2" Permatex if you want to. It isn't affected by gasoline. Just remember to NEVER use any SILICONE sealer if it'll come into contact with gasoline.

      Dave Bonn
      Valencia, PA
      '54 Champion Starliner

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      • #4
        Are the copper washers for the screws still available?

        63VY4 Leakin' Lena Hagerstown MD

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        • #5
          Are the copper washers for the screws still available?

          63VY4 Leakin' Lena Hagerstown MD

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          • #6
            Only at just about any hardware store you can find.

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            Tom - Mulberry, FL

            1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $1826.83)

            Tom - Bradenton, FL

            1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
            1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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            • #7
              Only at just about any hardware store you can find.

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              Tom - Mulberry, FL

              1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $1826.83)

              Tom - Bradenton, FL

              1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
              1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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              • #8
                Why never use silicon sealer if it will com in contact with gasoline?

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                • #9
                  Why never use silicon sealer if it will com in contact with gasoline?

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                  • #10
                    Simple, it is gasoline soluble! It does not seal gasoline, read the label.

                    quote:Originally posted by curt

                    Why never use silicon sealer if it will com in contact with gasoline?
                    StudeRich
                    Studebakers Northwest
                    Ferndale, WA
                    StudeRich
                    Second Generation Stude Driver,
                    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                    • #11
                      Simple, it is gasoline soluble! It does not seal gasoline, read the label.

                      quote:Originally posted by curt

                      Why never use silicon sealer if it will com in contact with gasoline?
                      StudeRich
                      Studebakers Northwest
                      Ferndale, WA
                      StudeRich
                      Second Generation Stude Driver,
                      Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                      • #12
                        I don't think the factory used any sealer on that gasket. It was a cork gasket, and the screws had small copper washers under the heads to seal. The "new" replacement gaskets are now neoprene (I think) just like the valve cover gaskets. Hope this helps.

                        Dan Miller
                        Atlanta, GA

                        [img=left]http://static.flickr.com/57/228744729_7aff5f0118_m.jpg[/img=left]
                        Road Racers turn left AND right.

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                        • #13
                          I don't think the factory used any sealer on that gasket. It was a cork gasket, and the screws had small copper washers under the heads to seal. The "new" replacement gaskets are now neoprene (I think) just like the valve cover gaskets. Hope this helps.

                          Dan Miller
                          Atlanta, GA

                          [img=left]http://static.flickr.com/57/228744729_7aff5f0118_m.jpg[/img=left]
                          Road Racers turn left AND right.

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                          • #14
                            I agree with Dave. Permatex Number 2 works well and is impervious to gasoline.
                            Rog

                            '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
                            '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
                            Smithtown,NY
                            Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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                            • #15
                              I agree with Dave. Permatex Number 2 works well and is impervious to gasoline.
                              Rog

                              '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
                              '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
                              Smithtown,NY
                              Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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