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jarred
Jarred Swalwell

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01/13/2010 04:25PM

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Block-huggers, Fast Cars Inc??
Posted by: jarred
Date: February 12, 2020 08:01PM

I've been slowly installing a Ford 5.0 in my '73 TVR. It's all in with Jag rear end and custom axles. I bought a set of MGB-V8 block huggers from Fast Cars Inc. a few years ago when I started and now I need the oblong gaskets for the down pipes. Two question: 1) Anybody else use these headers and know where to get the gaskets? 2) Tried emailing and calling fast cars, no response to email and their phone number is disconnected. Any idea of what happened to them?


mstemp
Mike Stemp
Calgary, Canada
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11/25/2009 07:18AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB Rover 4.6L

Re: Block-huggers, Fast Cars Inc??
Posted by: mstemp
Date: February 12, 2020 10:42PM

They changed hands a few years back. We’re you using the number from this link?
[www.fastcarsinc.com]


jarred
Jarred Swalwell

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Re: Block-huggers, Fast Cars Inc??
Posted by: jarred
Date: May 19, 2020 10:08PM

Yes, but no response to email either? Are they in business? They used to be a sponsor of this forum.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
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10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Block-huggers, Fast Cars Inc??
Posted by: rficalora
Date: May 19, 2020 10:21PM

They are definitely in business. But, isn't it just a flat flange that gets bolted together to connect the header to the down pipe elbows? If so, why not just buy some exhaust gasket material and cut your own. Local auto parts store should have some. An example would be Mr. Gasket 5961.


danmas
Dan Masters
Alcoa, Tennessee
(577 posts)

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10/28/2007 12:11AM

Main British Car:
1974 MGBGT Ford 302

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Re: Block-huggers, Fast Cars Inc??
Posted by: danmas
Date: May 20, 2020 09:51AM

On my car, they used silicone to seal the flange, and also on the header flange to the heads.


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