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Old 08-23-2019, 04:11 PM   #1
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Default solid copper head gaskets

We use these on our dragster,we got them from Hussey copper in 09, we need to get some more,but Hussey don,t answer my e/mails.
Would any one know if they are still doing them or another supplier of solid copper head gaskets.
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Old 08-23-2019, 04:36 PM   #2
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http://www.gasketsolutions.com.au/ht...r_gaskets.html


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Old 08-23-2019, 04:56 PM   #3
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Copper faced head gaskets are readily available, solid copper gaskets, not so much. Today, we are seeing gaskets made of several thin steel layers for very high compression use. The problem with solid metal head gaskets is mating surfaces must be absolutely level. as they don't conform to any defects in the block or heads. Currently, copper is very expensive, so it is unlikely most would opt for the common gaskets.
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Old 08-23-2019, 06:01 PM   #4
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we use the solid copper ones with a .041 wire in the head around the chamber
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Old 08-23-2019, 06:52 PM   #5
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Try Flatout gaskets, Mundelein, IL. They made solid copper had gaskets for many years.
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:48 PM   #6
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The guys at FlatOut can make them - they made all of ours for the FlatCad Bonneville engine. One thing to really think about is the thickness you use . . . try to use a .040 or so thickness . . . as you need the .041 wire to "bite" into the copper - when the copper is thick, you will not get enough bite into it (and then you blow head gaskets). Also, when we receive their gaskets, they are not really "dead soft" - so you might want to talk to them about this. If they can't produce them in "dead soft", then you'll need to anneal them - and if so, then you don't need them to put the sticky sealant on them. Let me know if you have any issues or problems - if you need me to make a gasket DXF file (if they don't have one), then let me know. How 'proud' is your .041 wire???
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Also, do you have the wires in the block or the heads? And - do you have receiver grooves in the opposite side (for the copper to deflect into). A lot of flathead guys seem to put wire in one side or the other . . . and then don't put in the necessary receiver grooves in the other side. Obviously this all requires CNC machines and correct indexing (so the grooves all line up). Let me know what you're up too.
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Old 08-24-2019, 06:24 AM   #8
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G'Day Lawrie,
Give these blokes a call.
Ridgecrest Engineering
18 Collins Road
Dromana 3936
Victoria.
0401 889007
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Old 08-24-2019, 06:27 PM   #9
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OK Gary ,will get my son onto it
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Old 08-25-2019, 08:14 PM   #10
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Another source Lawrie is SCE in California. I always use their solid copper gaskets they have them available in various thickness and bore diameter and come dead soft ready to use all of my current Flathead Ford engine records have been set using their gaskets. Some of them are very old I simply anneal them dead soft and there good to run again. Used an old set to run my 200 MPH record with no "O" ring needed.
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Old 08-26-2019, 01:30 AM   #11
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Ronnie, is your your roadster natrually asperated,
And thanks for the info, son is over tomorrow and we will get it sorted .
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Lawrie, Ronnies motor is blown.
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Like Wayno wrote blown with lots of boost at times over 23 pounds using a 671.
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Like Wayno wrote blown with lots of boost at times over 23 pounds using a 671.
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23 lbs? That's all, Ron? Is the belt slipping or something? LOL!

Talk about being under pressure.
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