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Hi guys,

I recently had a really clean 50k mile '76 Town Car follow me home from an auction. I wasn't looking to buy a rolling boat, but my next door neighbors when I was in grade school had the identical car named Abraham.

(My good friend best described the interior as "caskety" with all the velour and wood grain.)

The 460 has the rusted remains of the metal "heat shield" type exhaust manifold gaskets. I managed to pull the manifolds without stripping a single bolt. I've tapped the bolt holes in the heads and bought new bolts and hardware. My question to those of you who know these engines is: What type of exhaust gaskets (if any) should I run?

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I've looked at both the Felpro metalic composite gaskets that Bob posted and the stamped steel "heat shield" type that was on the car when I got it. (See here.) I've read that the heat shields are needed to protect the spark plug wires and boots on some 460s, but I remember hearing that Ford didn't use exhaust manifold gaskets on V8s back then.
 
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