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Old 11-09-2002, 09:14:36 PM
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I currently have the heads removed from two different engines for various repair work. One is an 8 hp Stover, the other a Bessemer. While researching the vendors for gasket material I find that several have 1/16" Asbestos . Some vendors offer 1/16 Asbestos that is "metal" reinforced. Is there an advantage to using the reinforced ones on these engines or is it "overkill"? SCOTT
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Old 11-09-2002, 09:45:38 PM
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The metal reinforced is defenatly harder to work with, but will be more resistant to blowing out. If your not presently having any head gasket trouble, then I think the regular will be just fine. just my opnion.
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Old 11-09-2002, 10:38:31 PM
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The reinforced gaskets are much harder to seat than the softer stuf... So it will leak easyer and faster...
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Old 11-09-2002, 10:57:27 PM
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Scott, I had an Economy 9hp E and it would eat head gaskets! I finally bought a sheet of material from NAPA that was somewhat soft on the outside and had a thin metal sheet inside.. This was ok to work with and it had enough give to seal.. No problems after that was installed ! I have the box with some left in it.. I'll try to remember to look at the box for a number and I'll post it.. Randy Hart Ohio
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Old 11-10-2002, 12:24:01 AM
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Clinger 1,000 is good for pressure up to 4,000 PSI and can be used on diesels. I used the stuff with the metal in it and I didn't like it.
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Old 11-10-2002, 12:38:51 AM
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I just use the 1/16" gasket material from Lee. Never tried the metal core material, seems to me, it would be difficult to work with. Paul
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Old 11-10-2002, 02:29:59 AM
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I use the metal re-enforeced material on all my engines. It is a little harder to work with but I never have any problems with head gaskets... no matter how many times I have had to pull heads off again.




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Old 11-10-2002, 09:33:03 AM
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Patrick..How do you manage to make clean cuts on the head gasket material that has the metal sandwich?
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Old 11-10-2002, 09:48:08 AM
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George, I use an Allpax gasket cutter for the circles and a scroll saw for the water ports.. The Napa material cuts fine with the razor blade on the Allpax.. I sometimes cover the gasket with a thin sheet of plexiglass if a fuzzy edge might cause a problem .. Randy Hart Ohio
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Old 11-10-2002, 10:37:43 AM
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Coming from the electrical/electronics background, I use Greenlee Chassis Punches to cut the bolt holes in tough gaskets. They come in 1/2, 5/8 and 3/4 on up, just right for bolt holes. Not for mass production, but good enough for one gasket at a time.
 


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