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Old 07-08-2005, 02:19:42 PM
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Default Fairbanks Headless Gaskets

I am wondering if anyone makes any Headless Fairbanks Morse Gaskets for sale, I would like to get a couple Mixer to block gaskets as well as an ignitor gaskets, which looks like a metal sort of like shim stock with gasket materal and them shim stock on the other side
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Default Re: Fairbanks Headless Gaskets

www.hitnmiss.com has the head and I believe ignitor gaskets available
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Default Re: Fairbanks Headless Gaskets

I just made some a week ago out of head gasket material.

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Default Re: Fairbanks Headless Gaskets

My headless arrived with a fairly ugly ignitor gasket that long ago was cut from a remanent of a copper laminated head gasket. It was unique so I decided to keep it, even if it leaks a tad!

For the mixer/valve, I used simple, fairly high temp gasket material without any metal, cut with a circle gasket cutter. It works just fine.

When I was struggling to get the engine to run on its Sumter No. 12 for the "first" time, I had the valve/mixer on and off a bunch of times to check for spark. Once, I accidently tried to start with the mixer bolts just finger tight. The engine had gulped a load of fuel and fired with a big bang and blew the gasket out from under the valve. Tightening the bolts slightly allows the fresh gasket to survive indefinitely.

I wouldn't hesitate to make an ignitor gasket from the same material as the mixer. I have run my engine with a brake on the pulley and bogged it down until it fired on every power stroke and never had a problem. That little engine has quite a lot of power, too, making me wonder if it could really put out more than just 1-1/2 hp.
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Default Re: Fairbanks Headless Gaskets

Ray ,
I checked the Hit N Miss's website and they don't have it listed ,I am gonna email them to find out if they can make one for , because I am not so good at making oddly shaped gaskets
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Old 07-11-2005, 12:39:19 PM
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Default Re: Fairbanks Headless Gaskets

Jonathon,

Check with Starbolt (see banner ads on Smokstak). They have copper o-rings in various sizes, including the ones for the F-M Headless. Get their catalog. It has lots of useful information and parts for most of the popular engines.

Bill and Linda Starky are great folks to deal with.

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