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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-21-2003, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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AMC V8 Timing Cover

I rebuilt an AMC 360 a couple of years back and used the original '85 timing cover. Oil pressure is good, but the timing cover has developed oil and antifreeze leaks over the last two years. During the rebuild, I used the paper gasket and copper coat.

Does anyone have a better sealing solution? I'm tempted to use silicone and just be careful around the water ports.

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Re: AMC V8 Timing Cover

not to be a salesman here, but I have one off a 304 (should be one and the same right??) it ishere on ebay. I just hate throwing jeep parts away because someone out there always needs em.

As for sealing, Napa does (or at least did) make a nice thick gasket (felt better than paper, but it could have been no better than what you used) for the timing cover but you have to yell and holler AMC at the top of your lungs or they will, not once, but *TWICE*, order you a gasket for a chevy 305.....
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Re: AMC V8 Timing Cover

John!! I havent talked to you in a long time! I'll e-mail soon...

Regarding your question: I had the same problem with my 360 timing cover last year. I opted for using a new standard paper gasket but I applied a thin layer of copper (reddish)gasket goop to each side and then torqued it to spec...havent had an oil or water leak since...this also helped keep the gasket in place while installing the cover.

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Re: AMC V8 Timing Cover

Nate... you rascal, you licensed that thing in MT didn't you? Well the least you can do is to drive it up here once in a while and visit family and friends. I switched jobs last Summer and have been busy with work. Just now got around to working on the CJ7 again. I've been wondering what you've been up to, drop me a e-mail sometime and I will make the time to respond.

I did the same as you... copper coat both sides, but maybe I over-torqued or maybe the timing cover is warped a little.

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