VeeDub Gasket Research

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VeeDub Gasket Research

Post by Wheelman-111 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:51 pm

Greetings:

Based on word from VeeDubh, I recently looked into compatibility between AF16/18 exhaust port and gaskets from Vaunted Vintage Venerated Vee-Dub air-cooled engines. One O'Reilly's in Deepinnaharta had a dusty set on a back shelf, agreed to pop the box open to let me have a look:
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Specs taken from Ultra-Fragile JW "Eggshell" gasket are recorded in the 5th post down on page 2 here.
I have yet to install them physically, but looks pretty much close enough, even if I have to round out the stud-holes one way or 't'other. The kit comes with a bunch of siamesed intake gaskets and "pre-heater" seals, as well as a couple of copper donuts of undetermined size. However 4 usable gaskets for $15 seems fair enough. Plus, they're Fel-Pro, the Gaskets Professionals Trust.
That or see your Authorized Volkswagen Retailer today, if "today" is in 1967!
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Re: VeeDub Gasket Research

Post by mousewheels » Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:25 pm

Good work all - With a name "VeeDub" it had to be the word :bowrofl:

BTW - I think these may be similar, if a large supply is needed :)
$0.79 each
http://www.mofoco.com/item/Gasket_Exhau ... 1_261B/578

If this is good enough (missing the internal ring?) they are 4 for $2.25
http://www.mofoco.com/item.php?item_id= ... gory_id=55

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Re: VeeDub Gasket Research

Post by 808BMW » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:24 pm

Been running these for quite a while, works perfect.

Just make sure your bore is big and so is the exhaust ;)
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Re: VeeDub Gasket Research

Post by evilone » Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:34 pm

808BMW posted a pic in aerorobs build of the VW gaskets. pic below shows one installed on Malossi 72cc jug. Cost is only $.50 each. Fits perfect and exhaust studs keep it centered. I have extras if anyone can't find them and want to run one.

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Post by Clivester » Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:28 pm

Cheaper still seems to be RockAuto.

Only 21 cents or buy 10 and save 10 cents!!!

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Re: VeeDub Gasket Research

Post by boojadean » Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:39 pm

Would these work on an '85 Aero also??
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Re: VeeDub Gasket Research

Post by Clivester » Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:35 pm

boojadean wrote:Would these work on an '85 Aero also??
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Re: VeeDub Gasket Research

Post by evilone » Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:54 pm

boojadean wrote:Would these work on an '85 Aero also??
Not unless you have a big bore with bigger pipe. the stud holes would end up on the part of gasket that "squishes" to seal.
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Re: VeeDub Gasket Research

Post by veedubh20 » Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:03 pm

metal vw gasket for mofoco , that fits fine on bbk ..79 cent

both dub gaskets are very huge on exhaust port.

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Re: VeeDub Gasket Research

Post by ZMUD » Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:42 am

I have those gaskets laying all over the place for my 73' vw bug/kitcar!
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Re: VeeDub Gasket Research

Post by eliteguy50 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:14 pm

So is there a difference in quality of these gaskets or one supplier that is better than another? Any to stay away from?
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Re: VeeDub Gasket Research

Post by Wheelman-111 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:46 pm

Greetings:

Just don't install the turquoise crushed eggshell one that comes with a lot of the Asian pipes. Otherwise, metal gaskets are metal gaskets, not artificial hearts. I hacked one out of copper sheet that worked fine for months.
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Re: VeeDub Gasket Research

Post by 808BMW » Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:37 pm

Wheelman-111 wrote:Greetings:

Just don't install the turquoise crushed eggshell one that comes with a lot of the Asian pipes. Otherwise, metal gaskets are metal gaskets, not artificial hearts. I hacked one out of copper sheet that worked fine for months.
I'd test fitment before throwing it out, my blue pipe NEEDS the thick blue gasket they provide, it really affects the fitment of the pipe.
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Re: VeeDub Gasket Research

Post by Wheelman-111 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:16 pm

Greetings:

Good point. One could also stack several metal ones, but life's simpler with one thick one. Trouble is mine exploded during a WOT run. Can you say LOUD? It also runs like le poopage, and puts the bore at risk from inhaling air.

Treat the teal gasket like the eggshell from which it's made.
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Re: VeeDub Gasket Research

Post by Keoni » Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:50 pm

Hey guys, I'd also like to add the paper gaskets seal better and easier vs. the metal gaskets but the metal gaskets last longer if you aren't the type to be pulling your exhaust off every other day. I guess old VW parts are easier to come by here in Hawaii because we can walk into a bunch of different stores and buy them over the counter lol.

Those thick exhaust gaskets tend to be required nowadays for fitment issues, and they can be reused if you do take your pipe off every week.
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