Excellent answer. I've used the Permatex orange with success in both places as well. The Right Stuff is gnarly vicious stuff to remove lol...but if you're using a vacuum pump, it's the ticket.Large beads of Black RTV (the higher temp Ultra stuff) or Right Stuff gasket maker in place of the front and rear intake cork junk and a thin smear around the water ports. That's all. I also like to use 4 guide studs with nuts in place of four of the intake bolts so you dont drop it down misaligned and then smear the bead of rtv somewhere it doesnt belong.
oh, actually Steve has a good write up, here: hinge