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    A few years back Cars and Parts had a short article on old cars and modern products for keeping them from leaking.

    They suggested using 3M trim adhesive between the cover (valve/valley/anything else) and the gasket - no way it will slip once it is getting dry. Between the gasket and the engine they suggested the blue silicone.

    They pointed out that everthing should be checked for any problems with fit and to make sure the surfaces are really clean - I like to use carburetor cleaner to make sure all the oil residue is gone.

    I have done this on valve covers on both a Studebaker six and V8 and have not seen a drop of oil yet...

    good luck

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  • #2
    Just use Permatex Hi Tack or weatherstrip cement on the one side to the part.

    JDP/Maryland
    63 R2 SuperHawk (Caesar)
    spent to date $54664,75
    64 R2 GT (Sid)
    spent to date $62,839.60
    63 Lark 2 door
    51 Commander
    39 Coupe express
    39 Coupe express (rod)

    JDP Maryland

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    • #3
      Gasket cement

      I am about to replace the valve rocker covers and the valley cover on my 54 Land Cruiser. Any suggestions as to a type or brand of gasket cement?

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      • #4
        I use Permatex Ultra-Black gasket adhesive.
        I put it on one side of the valve cover gaskets and install them on the valve covers.
        Then set a weight on them The valve covers) on a nice flat surface and let set overnight.
        Then put a real light finger streak on the gasket right brfore installation.
        They come back off without a fight.
        They don't squirm around upon installation.
        The don't leak.
        Have done a lot of them that way.
        Jeff[8D]




        quote:Originally posted by new cruiser

        I am about to replace the valve rocker covers and the valley cover on my 54 Land Cruiser. Any suggestions as to a type or brand of gasket cement?
        HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

        Jeff


        Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



        Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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        • #5
          I am sure everyone has their favorite method, but I have been using exactly the same method Jeff (DEEPNHOCK) uses, for over 30 years and never had a problem with leaking, works every time!

          Permatex Brand, High-temp BLACK Silicone gasket maker, not only works as good as any, but blends with the gasket color, so it does not look ugly, like Red or Blue!

          StudeRich -Studebakers Northwest Ferndale, WA
          StudeRich
          Second Generation Stude Driver,
          Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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          • #6
            What JDP said. The 3M trim adhesive works really well.

            Dave Bonn
            54 Champion Starliner
            Valencia, PA

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            • #7

              George Rohrbach

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              • #8
                And when you can't get a new gasket, the blue stuff is great, as long as one remembers to degrease both gasket surfaces first. After all, it's sold as a "gasket maker".
                /H

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                • #9
                  The reason I prefer the cement or Hi Tach is you just need to hold the gasket in place. With the black, blue or red Permatex you have to make sure you don't overdo it and have some come loose and plug a oil passage.

                  JDP/Maryland
                  63 R2 SuperHawk (Caesar)
                  spent to date $54664,75
                  64 R2 GT (Sid)
                  spent to date $62,839.60
                  63 Lark 2 door
                  51 Commander
                  39 Coupe express
                  39 Coupe express (rod)

                  JDP Maryland

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                  • #10
                    Re: Permmatex Ultra Black. Are we to use this on both cork type gaskets as well as the black neoprene/rubber type valve cover gaskets?

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                    • #11
                      Yes, it works equally as well on cork timing cover gaskets and pan gaskets, but I would not use the old cork valve cover gaskets on a V-8, because the neoprene is available and 100 times better!

                      quote:Originally posted by SuperHawk

                      Re: Permmatex Ultra Black. Are we to use this on both cork type gaskets as well as the black neoprene/rubber type valve cover gaskets?
                      StudeRich
                      Studebakers Northwest
                      Ferndale, WA
                      StudeRich
                      Second Generation Stude Driver,
                      Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                      • #12
                        Then there is this thread from May of last year....same results,
                        for the most part.

                        http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com...=gasket,cement


                        glen Brose - Perkinsville, AZ

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                        • #13
                          I don't think it is worth mentioning Glen, it says exactly the same thing as this post, except for one person who prefers the old Permatex #2 and that's fine if he wants to use it on oil pans and such, it is good stuff. However on valve covers though I am sure it would work, but the Silicone is more widely excepted and used for many reasons, one of which is that it is easier to re-use the gasket by just wiping it clean, like after a rebuild when you later need to re-torque the heads and adjust the valves.

                          StudeRich
                          Studebakers Northwest
                          Ferndale, WA
                          StudeRich
                          Second Generation Stude Driver,
                          Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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