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Old 02-15-2008, 06:49 PM   #1
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Could anyone tell me where to find the clear silicone tape used to secure the pipe and manifold?

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Are you talking about the coupler that holds the pipe and header together? Its more like a short piece of hose, not tape. You can get one at most hobby shops. I know GS silicone sells a killer coupler with some type of reinforcement in it. I have 2 of those from way back and have never been able to break them.
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Could anyone tell me where to find the clear silicone tape used to secure the pipe and manifold?

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I have used two different brands.
One I found at Home Dept. <clear tape> and it would work ok, but not the best.
Then I found a black silicone tape at Harbor Freight tools <under $3.00> and this tape is geat.
I have used the black tape on all of my 1/10 and 1/8 cars.
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Tommy Tape Self Fusing Silicone Tape - CLEAR 3pk

http://tiny.cc/WeypB
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Roy, I know what your talking about, and its not that. Picture a 1 piece pipe and manifold, then you wrap the tape around the entire pipe/manifold joint. What this does is keep the springs intact and therefore no separation in the event of an impact.
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Tommy Tape Self Fusing Silicone Tape - CLEAR 3pk

http://tiny.cc/WeypB
That's it!
Rich, your knowledge base is dangerous!!!

See you at RAMS.

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I have used two different brands.
One I found at Home Dept. <clear tape> and it would work ok, but not the best.
Then I found a black silicone tape at Harbor Freight tools <under $3.00> and this tape is geat.
I have used the black tape on all of my 1/10 and 1/8 cars.
Thanks BRC, they just opened a Harbor Freight by my home!

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Thanks for enlightening me. I learned somthing new today. I really like that idea. I haven't seen it before.
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Thanks BRC, they just opened a Harbor Freight by my home!

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No problem. Glad to help. I think this stuff works great <Harbor Freight brand>
Not only does it keep the springs intact, but it really cuts down on the oil residue from the gasket connection.
I wrap around four layers of tape<very tight>
It works a lot better if you remove the header and pipe from the engine, this way you can wrap it all the way around the springs and pull it very tight.

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