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(above & right) Chrysler employed state-of-the-art gasket technology to provide acombustion seal at the open end of the cylinder bores, a coolant sealaround the periphery of the water jacket, and an oil seal around theouter wall of the tappet chamber. The basic gasket (Chrysler PN 2128279,McCord PN 6530M) is 0.050 thick (0.045 compressed) and consists of asheet of perforated steel flanked with rubber-asbestos sheets and acopper sheet facing the water jacket. A 3/16 wide fire ring surroundseach bore, and, finally, the entire gasket is coated with syntheticvarnish to improve sealing against slight surface imperfections ofmating parts. Though long since discontinued, gaskets are stillavailable from www.slantsix.org for about $75.