Search



Go Back   MustangForums.com > Ford Mustang Tech > 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search

5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang Technical discussions on 5.0 Liter Mustangs within. This does not include the 5.0 from the 2011 Mustang GT. That information is in the 2005-1011 section.

Sponsored by Weld Racing


Welcome to Mustang Forums!
Welcome to Mustang Forums.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-08-2014, 10:07 AM   #41
dawson1112
5th Gear Member

 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Vehicle: 1990 lx hatch 5.0
Location: ohio
Posts: 2,646
Default

Hey I think they may be leaking because the old paper gasket was not cleaned off well enough. That entire service should be shiny metal, not part shiny part old gasket.
This ad is not displayed to registered or logged-in members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Mustang Forums!
__________________
dawson1112 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2014, 10:16 AM   #42
Js88lx
3rd Gear Member
 
Js88lx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Vehicle: 94 Cobra
Location: mid Cali
Posts: 806
Default

Well I tried that. I actually hand sanded it down before the last install to a nice clean finish with really fine sand paper so I doubt that's it.
__________________
94 Cobra Virgin Ms Virgin
89 gt (coca) SOLD
86 5.0 vert (work in progress)
Js88lx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2014, 03:02 PM   #43
Maxwelhse
4th Gear Member

 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location:
Posts: 1,102
Default

I don't want to further derail your thread with my other opinions (and I am sorry for my participation in getting your thread so far off track), but if you want to give it another go you can try this to technique to flatten them for very little money at home:

http://onlycubcadets.net/forum/showthread.php?t=22831

The most expensive thing will be a sheet of glass big enough to do a header. VW guys (and obviously small engine guys) have been using this trick forever. Your local body shop can probably sell you some "long" sand paper off of a roll (for using on body boards) to get you the coverage you need. The bodyshop stuff will also have an adhesive back which might be nice for this project. I would still use it wet. FWIW, I bought a few rolls of 180 and 250 (I think 100' rolls?) for about $40 a roll. Body shop will probably just GIVE you a few feet.

Total cost will be approaching $50 by the cost of glass alone (could always get some out of an old window too). BUT... You'll have the glass in the future for other projects.

I still recommend quality header gaskets no matter what.
__________________
'91 GT 5 Speed

Last edited by Maxwelhse; 07-10-2014 at 05:56 PM.
Maxwelhse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2014, 02:13 AM   #44
Js88lx
3rd Gear Member
 
Js88lx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Vehicle: 94 Cobra
Location: mid Cali
Posts: 806
Default

Thats a good idea. kool thanks. i will do that as a little project.
__________________
94 Cobra Virgin Ms Virgin
89 gt (coca) SOLD
86 5.0 vert (work in progress)
Js88lx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2014, 05:13 AM   #45
Maxwelhse
4th Gear Member

 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location:
Posts: 1,102
Default

I hope it works out for you.
__________________
'91 GT 5 Speed
Maxwelhse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2014, 05:13 AM
MustangForums
Ford Mustang




Paid Advertisement

 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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 Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
New Sponsors
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:23 PM.

© Internet Brands, Inc.


This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company
Emails Backup