Re: El Cheapo exhaust mod...
you shouldnt run a two stroke without proper exhaust.
as far as the gaskets blowing out, it happens to alot of folks. you can use andything you see fit as a replacment.
go to the local autoparts store and buy a swuare foot of the thickest gasket paper you can get and you can then cut one out.
the easiest way to cut it out is to make a small square approx. the size of the area to be gasketed and lightly tap a ball peen hammer around the edges. it should cut you out a nice replacment. soak the new gasket in oil before installation so it will seal right and compress!