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Old 02-16-2005, 08:46 AM   #15
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Why not use the gasket?

Originally Posted by 59toaster
On the Rivets:....Use an olympic Rivet WITHOUT the gasket......
I'm starting to go back together with the '78 31' Sovereign, and may have to use a few Olympics.....

All of the bucked rivets (so far) that I have installed have been well sealed with Vulkem and ParBond, but 59toaster's quote above has caused me to wonder - should I take the gasket off of the Olympics (if I have to use them), or leave the gaskets on?

My initial thoughts on the matter tell me to leave them on - more sealing action, another seal layer, increased resiliency....

Anyone have any thoughts on the pros (or cons) of installing the Olympics without the gaskets?


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Old 02-16-2005, 10:51 AM   #16
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Take them off. Eventually the gasket will deteriorate and then it will leak.


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