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I have a 75' 280Z with N42 head and will be going back together with a header. Also have deleted the EGR. What is the best intake/exhaust manifold gasket I should be running? (i mean "best for a street car") All the gaskets I see at the local parts stores look like garbage. I'm a fan of felpro gaskets, but even that one looks so so. I think what I took off the engine was a felpro, and I guess it was working but, the header has rectangle ports and the head has rectangle ports...not hexagon. Should I just run whatever or is there a better way to go?

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The Hexagon gaskets fir both round port and square Port heads and manifolds/headers. In fact that'a about all you can buy from Nissan these days. 

Mahle makes a very good Intake/Exhaust gasket. Multilayer, steel reinforced with some sort of self sealing surface.  Order one for a 280ZX and Mahle will pop up. Otherwise if you choose 280Z, you will only get a choice of ITM and Felpro. 

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22 minutes ago, Chickenman said:

The Hexagon gaskets fir both round port and square Port heads and manifolds/headers. In fact that'a about all you can buy from Nissan these days. 

Mahle makes a very good Intake/Exhaust gasket. Multilayer, steel reinforced with some sort of self sealing surface.  Order one for a 280ZX and Mahle will pop up. Otherwise if you choose 280Z, you will only get a choice of ITM and Felpro. 

No other issues between the ZX gasket and the Z gasket?

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Chickenman, are you referring to the  MAHLE MS16717?   That's what I'm coming up with. Still the hex ports but whatever, it does look like a quality gasket.

siteunseen, I was looking at zcardepot, and what I saw for my car just seemed like the same thing I've been seeing everywhere else. Except for the 70-74 gasket (Part # : 800-057). That looks like it would work perfect but why wouldn't it work on a 75? Is the only difference the emission ports? (again, i've ditched the egr so)

If I'm looking at the right thing, I'm not opposed to going with the Mahle.

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This is the Nissan gasket I put on my N7 head with round ports.  I've been happy with it and it's held up just fine for almost 3 year now.

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Nice gwri8! ......hmm....nice gwrli8..... Anyway, that's cool, that gasket looks just like the Mahle. I'm pretty sure Nissan can't be wrong on this, so thanks for including the part number. I think this solves my problem, this is what I was looking for. I will either go with Mahle or Datsun! Either way I think it will work, thanks guys for your help.

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Yes. That is the Mahle gasket number. Very impressed with quality. As good or better than the Nissan factory gasket IMHO.  It has a really nice coating that seems to be self sealing. Some sort of synthetic. 

Mahle was a lot cheaper than Nissan as well. At least from Canadian Dealers and I get employee discounts still... LOL  

The Nissan 14035-N3500 is the latest supersession and basically replaces everything else for an EFI gasket. I got the last 14035-P7100 gasket in Canada a while ago  ( Round exh port N47/P79  gasket ) . That had metal plate on the exhaust side and was really nice. 

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