My engine uses a seal strip in the crankshaft's rear end bearing cap, which also holds the seal plate. But I don't have access to such seal strips...can I just use silicon gasket maker? Or wouldn't be better: rubber strips I can cut, daub them with silicon gasket maker and then fit them?
EDIT: Sooo...after some study, I came up with this: cut several thick cardboard strips as needed (keeping in mind the head gasket will add some thickness as well), then put them together like a sandwich or plywood by applying a very thin layer of silicone gasket maker in between. Pressed it for a day and then to use it, apply gasket maker all around.