I got mine from Irongiant back in the day... looks like his site is down.Does irongiant on this board still sell the Remflex gaskets? If so, might want to throw the business his way (I had actually bought mine off of Amazon before I learned that irongiant had them). Support the board!
The intake has the typical crack in the bottom of it. I am also getting a new carb from trollhole when he gets his next shipment in. I am getting another intake from someone in the club. I am going to schedule a hamom with the ucers but need a shopping list 1st.Do you mean you're replacing the carb/manifold gaskets, or the actual carb and manifold?
If you're getting 'good as new' assemblies, I think you'd be better off with OEM gaskets. The remflex ones are really better for if your gasket surfaces are a bit pitted or slightly warped.
If you mean you're replacing the gaskets, get the gaskets direct from remflex's website. There was a place that used to sell just the ones for cruisers, but they went out of business a while.
My personal experience with the remflex gaskets is...they're awesome, for everything _but_ the heat riser/intake-to-exhaust joint. I had to pre-over-torque all the bolts to compress the remflex gaskets to get the two manifolds to line up for the bolts/studs on the head. It worked, but it wasn't what I'd call optimal.
Also, ditch the stock manifold studs and just go for bolts. It'll make the reinstall so much easier. Otherwise, you'll have to either remove the exhaust downpipe, or do what I did, and crawl underneath the cruiser to pry on it with a crowbar and a loop of rope, while someone maneuvers the manifolds from above.
So, that makes for six of the 'big' manifold bolts, and two of the little end bolts. And yeah, you should replace them; they get stretched and don't torque properly if you reuse them.
This is good advise. Machine the manifolds and use a stock gasket.Well, if you're doing all that...non-cheapass stuff, you should bring the new-to-you intake and your old exhaust manifold to a machinist to get the gasket surface leveled, and go with OEM-style gaskets all around. In my opinion, the Remflex ones are better for those who have maybe a sliiiightly warped or pitted manifold, who can't afford to get it fixed 'properly.' It seems kind of silly not to spend $80 to get the manifolds machined if you've got a trollhole carb in your budget.
You are correct. The design of that flange does not work well with the siamesed exhaust ports of the stock 2f gasket. A gasket with a divider between the exhaust ports, preferrably with fire rings, works far better. Remflex, I'm told, works well too.i do believe that raised boss on the inside of the header flange is meant to be the sealing surface......but wait for some confirmation on that!