I know I sure wasn`t the first to try it and suggest it, but when I was dealing with my bro in law in the racing days, we kept burning out header gaskets, so I suggested why not try exhaust manifold gaskets? we did and the problem was solved, it occured to me since they were made of steel mesh so what did we have to loose? ..... I ran the same set of exhaust manifold gaskets on my car for 5 years, they never burned out, and I took the headers off 3 times during those 5 years and reused them every time, the gaskets also having a open bottom so the gasket can just drop in from the top is a big benefit since it makes it easy, you don`t have to worry about lining it all up and holding things in place. I`m running jet hot coated headers this go round, and I`m using fel pro exhaust manifold gaskets.
I was looking in my '65 C-10 shop manual... they don't mention using any gaskets at all. It seems that's the "factory correct" method? (Of course that pre-dates high temp RTV)I took my 40 year old stock ram horns down to the machine shop, had them run across the milling machine, no gaskets, just high temp RTV, it worked just like the sandersons...
You must be a pretty young guy! Chevy used gaskets on exhaust manifolds for many years. Wasn't until the late 70's or 80's when they stopped putting gaskets on exhaust manifolds.I cant recall chevy ever using gaskets for exhust manifolds from factory.Always been metal to metal.Gaskets usually caused problems over time.Headers a different story of course.Installed sanderson block huggers on the ramjet without gaskets and was surprised no leaks
I've always had good luck with Hookers http://www.summitracing.com/search/year/1964/make/chevrolet/model/c10-pickup/brand/hooker-headersWhat headers work for 64 C10 with 350 engine & trans?
Sounding cool is pretty much a personal perspective thing. For me it is a set of long tube headers, a set of header mufflers, and tailpipes all the way out thje back ... like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjXdq3TC9eM&list=UUHxXaiy5M5Y5LzeJZU7cBxA&index=4I would like to add headers and exhaust to this 1986 c 10 305 stock truck to make it sound cool. Don't care about performance as much as sound. What should I do? new to old trucks and this forum.