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Easy Gasket Installation
Holding valve covers or pan gaskets in place while reinstalling covers is often a tricky and frustrating process. Keith Farley, Kimball, Neb., says he's come up with a procedure that makes it easy.
"I cut the ends off several bolts that'll fit the holes and then saw screwdriver slots in the ends. I screw these into the casting in the most critical locations, leaving about 1/3-in. protruding. I then stretch the gasket over these bolts, so that it hangs on the exposed threads. When the pan or cover is put on over the studs, I screw regular bolts or screws into the remaining holes and remove the temporary studs," says Farley.

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1985 - Volume #9, Issue #4