I removed the Intake manifold & header today. No positive I.D on the headers but local Chevy fans says it resembles a Clifford. It looks like the one in the pages of Manafre catalogs,except where "Bubba" hammered one of the pipes to make room for the intake manifold. : The intake manifold has been welded on the bottom at some point,under where the carb sets,at the bottom. The metal gasket had plenty of leaks,as I knew. The engine rebuilders used no sort of sealant when they assembled the manifolds to the engine. The problem is the manifolds,header in particular,appears to be off-plane. Probably due to some over-torqueing to qualm the leaks. :-X I have spent 3 hours today travelling to various machine shops that state they're not set up to plane the manifold/header.The one that did said he was booked until next week and the estimate was over $100. So here's my dilemma: Should I just hunt a blown motor to scavenge the intakes,carb,etc. and get rid of this botched Motorcraft carb, who-knows-what header and patched intake manifold?...not to mention the air breather ??? If I go with what's on it would you replace the metal gasket with a paper-style? I've heard someone say they're better for headers to prevent leaks. Someone mentioned the "green" Spectre Off Road gasket. What's that? Their parts listing says nothing about what color they are ??? I'll need a new gasket either way,so let's start there.What kind and how many? Any suggestions? I sure appreciate your time in helping me through this. If you happen to have the whole bolt-on set-up on the left side for a '78 2F laying around in the barn,let me know. Thanks.