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Old 01-20-2011, 05:31 PM
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Thoughts on who has better rubber seal products

I need to replace the rubber seals on my '66's doors, windshield, and back window. Been looking in catalogs from DC, LMC, NPD, and others. From what I've read in other threads, DC has noticeably better quality and is worth paying more for - is that correct? Any thoughts? Also, I'm wondering what the engine RPM redline is for the '66 352 engine (or at least was when it was new; probably best not to go up there now). The factory workshop manual quotes 208 hp at 4400 rpms, but doesn't mention redline. The owner's manual doesn't mention it either. Anybody got a source? Thanks.
 
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I just had a new winshield put in today. I ordered a new winshield gasket from Flashback 100 because he sells Dennis Carpenter rubber.
Glassman said it fits like an OEM gasket. He was pleased and his bill reflected it.
 

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Go with Dennis Carpenter.
 
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Dennis Carpenter sells the best IMO.
 
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DC made rubber is the best. Better vendors like Flashback and Carolina Classics carry his stuff and aren't afraid to tell you who makes it. The other big catalog with three letters in it's name does NOT sell DC rubber and you'll know it when it doesn't fit.

As for the redline on a stock 352...it's irrelevant. You want to know peak HP and torque. You should shift at the peak HP or slightly above; anything beyond that is just making noise and wasting gas. You're not making any more power higher up in the rev range, and these engines aren't exactly made to turn high revs to begin with.
 
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I totally agree with you guys comments; I have purchase from about all the above vendors. To include LMC; over all LMC products minus rubber I have had no issues. But the companies that sell D/C products are recieving his second rate standard products majority of the time. too inculde LMC. There's also a company out of Orange Califorina called "The Truck Shop" excellent products and on a working man's budget.
Like I said, I purchase from them all; NPD is quick to deliver and never had a problem with there gasket as well. Rick at Carolina Classic is a super nice guy; And nine times out of ten you'll see Pat Ford at all show's promoting Dennis Carpenter's products; another nice guy.
 
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Thanks for all of your inputs. That really helps.
 
 
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