Thermostat Gasket - gasket sealant or dry? - Vintage Mustang Forums

 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-30-2008, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
GT_SCODE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: CA
Posts: 7,548
Send a message via Yahoo to GT_SCODE
Thermostat Gasket - gasket sealant or dry?

Do you guys install the thermostat gasket with gasket sealant or dry?

Thanks

1967 GT S-Code Fastback http://www.gtscode.com and www.SilverBullitt.com
GT_SCODE is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-30-2008, 07:37 PM
Senior Member
 
Rorin67's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: At the beach in SoCal
Posts: 2,376
Thermostat Gasket - gasket sealant or dry?

Used a thin coat of RTV on each side. Been over 20k miles and no leaks so far...

Formula for a daily driver street fighter in Los Angeles:
'67 Fastback + Built 351W + T5 + 3.55:1 + LTs + 2.5" + 40s + TT2 17s
+ Shelby drop + CSRP + R&P + Bilsteins + SFCs + under riders + 22 Gal.
+ 3pts + 2nd Skin + MTF grille/lights + MP LEDs + SiriusXM

MTF Grille/Light Kit Install w/ Pics... & Engine Bay Pics...
As featured in Hot Rod Magazine tech article, May 2014
Rorin67 is offline  
post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-30-2008, 07:38 PM
Senior Member
 
MarkStang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 4,208
Re: Thermostat Gasket - gasket sealant or dry?

I use sealant.

-Mark
Our Children , Inspire The Future

Love Your Children

My Window Trim Removal Videohttp://www.youtube.com/user/markstan.../4/bRJf5Ow4YbU

[IMG]http://weathersticker.wunderground.c...L/Clermont.gif[/IMG]
MarkStang is offline  
post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-30-2008, 07:45 PM
Senior Member
 
donstang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 696
Re: Thermostat Gasket - gasket sealant or dry?

I used this stuff....


65 Coupe V8 289 C4 Cruise-O-Matic ... long may you run...
donstang is offline  
post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-30-2008, 07:52 PM
Senior Member
 
doug ford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Nelsonville, Ohio
Posts: 2,704
I think I used permatex #2 non-hardening gasket sealer.

Doug
1968 modified fastback, aluminum 427 tunnelport 4 speed toploader
1968 coupe 289
'07 Shelby GT500, black with tungsten stripes
1995 SVT Cobra
1967 Fairlane GT 390 4 speed
http://www.cardomain.com/id/d_ford
Videos of my fastback at https://www.youtube.com/user/ohiofirelt?feature=guide

doug ford is offline  
post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-30-2008, 08:23 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: south central wa.
Posts: 5,238
I usually use a very thin layer of sealant. You really dont need much here
napaguy is offline  
post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-30-2008, 08:48 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Southlake, TX
Posts: 128
Quote:
Originally Posted by doug ford
I think I used permatex #2 non-hardening gasket sealer.
+1
I use #2 on any paper gasket, and have for 30 years.
1497 is offline  
post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-30-2008, 09:10 PM
Senior Member
 
cmayna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Menlo Park, CA.
Posts: 10,775
I have always use Permatex's Hylomar gasket sealent on various paper gaskets. Just used it on Shag's pumpkin to housing gasket.


'50 Chevy 1/2......'65 coupe/302/AOD......'68 fb/351c/T5Z
cmayna is offline  
post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-30-2008, 09:15 PM
VMF Full-Timer
 
'70 StangMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: GATOR Country
Posts: 3,823
Quote:
Originally Posted by napaguy
I usually use a very thin layer of sealant. You really dont need much here
I agree with butterbean.

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll175/RDF06/browning002.jpg
Dale
1970 Grabber, 351 W.
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.
'70 StangMan is offline  
post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-30-2008, 09:15 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: On the road in NE Oklahoma
Posts: 7,812
Re: Thermostat Gasket - gasket sealant or dry?

Quote:
Originally Posted by donstang
I used this stuff....


I use the same product.

Z. Ray
zray is online now  
post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-30-2008, 09:41 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: College Station, Texas
Posts: 961
Re: Thermostat Gasket - gasket sealant or dry?

I use a thin coat of RTV on each side of the gasket.

- Craig
Visit My Restoration Site - http://67TxStang.BlogSpot.com
1967 Mustang Coupe - 289 E-Street Heads, Comp XE256H Cam, Stealth Intake, & Holley Carb
67TXStang is offline  
post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-30-2008, 11:09 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Northern CA
Posts: 3,134
I make my own and install them dry. Just use the bolts to hold the gasket in place. I've never had a leak so long as the mating surfaces are clean.
VictorII is offline  
post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-31-2008, 02:18 AM
Senior Member
 
lethal289's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 1,768
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1497
Quote:
Originally Posted by doug ford
I think I used permatex #2 non-hardening gasket sealer.
+1
I use #2 on any paper gasket, and have for 30 years.
+1 +1 Im with these guys, i do the same!

- Jake

lethal289 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Vintage Mustang Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome