Tools for the job. Scraper to remove any paint on the edges of the gasket surfaces, paint thinner to clear off any oil, alignment studs, Perfect seal for the gaskets and thread sealant for the screws. And of course, an inch pound torque wrench.
Alignment studs in place. I needed a shorty on the lower left side of the block so that the manifold could clear the fuel pump housing boss.
I was able to coat the lower gaskets and stick them to the manifold.
But the upper gaskets are a thinner paper and wouldn’t stick. They did stick OK to the engine when helped by the alignment studs.
Water pump and manifold in place. All screws torqued to 200 in lbs including the two PS mounting studs in the top right of the photo.
Next I’ll have a go at test fitting a PS pump.