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When installing the exhaust manifold gaskets, the metal side goes on the engine side or the manifold side. I am guessing the engine side. Can anyone confirm??
 
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Yes they sell ex. man. gaskets but your FORD never came with them from the factory. Unless you are trying to correct for a warped manifold they are unneeded.
More manifolds get warped or cracked by using them, but if you need to use them ...metal towards engine

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Metal side to the engine. However, gaskets are not really needed at all. The factory didn't use them on early 'stangs.

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Actually the metal side should fit on the exhaust manifold side and the asbestos side goes on the engine head. See the head is actually cooler since it has the benifit of water cooling. But the exhaust manifold is just cast iron dealing with the exhaust. So the metal side faces the hot manifold and the asbestos side mates to the head. You know Ford ddn't use gaskets at all, and I'm running my 289 with just a touch of RTV between the two and it doesn't leak at all. Just another option.

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I have read this acronym B4. What exactly is RTV?
BTW - this head gasket thing is hard to figure. My I6 exhaust manifold is a bear to snug and constantly leaks between the exhaust and intake. I would like to go with Clifford headers, but I am thinking the head needs to be machined along the face of the exhaust and one of those port dividers welded in. Just ramblin'...

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RTV is an acronym for "Room Temperature Vulcanizing"


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Please elaborate for this ignorant old tire-kicker.... Torquewrench's post seems to indicate that it is a substance. Your post seems to indicate that it it a process.
What's the scoop? Thanks... (so much for JohnStiller's "simple question"...)

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high temp gasket glue

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RTV--technically it's both. If that don't confuse you I don't know what will. The RTV is describing the type of silicone sealant it is. Here's a little more definition of what vulcanization is. "Vulcanization or curing at room temperature by chemical reaction; usually applies to silicones and other rubbers."

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