posted May 17, 2004 08:00 AM
Hi, put in my Bowtie Victor Jr. with 461 heads. Ran my heat race, then noticed some poping. The gasket between the manifold and head burnded thru the heat passage in the middle of the head. Now I have flames shooting up. The Jr. is cut real low in the middle and the gasket was not strong enough to hold up. Ok. What can I use to plug the passage to avoid this problem? I didn't realize there was that much exhaust coming up that thing. Thanks, let me know if ya need more info. Race
posted May 17, 2004 08:39 AM
what I did on my heads was epoxy a piece of alu over the hole on the heads then put the gasket on over the top theis last winter I welded the port shut in the exhaust bowl so I will not have a prob any longer
------------------ loose is fast & on the edge of out of control
posted May 17, 2004 10:23 AM
Isn't the Bowtie Jr. for raised port heads? I use a regular Victor Jr and never have a gasket issue. Manifold gaskets are available that already have the heat crossover blocked. If you are looking for a "stock" type Felpro gasket, try a MS90322(propane 350 Chevy with stock port size). I think the issue is with the port match, not the gasket.