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Gasket source

Postby Dusty B » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:55 pm

Any recommendations as to best/most economical source for gaskets?? Prices lean me towards making my own except for specially ! (head/manifold). Dusty B
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Re: Gasket source

Postby staninlowerAL » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:49 am

Agree. Gasket material is not too expensive.

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Re: Gasket source

Postby Stanton » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:37 am

I've made my own for years; no problems, even manifold gaskets.

Sharpie ink pen with fine point, X-acto knife and a roll of both cork and oil-resistant fiber and you're in business. Take your time and you'll be fine. If you feel it's too much, you only have one alternative--buy them.
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Re: Gasket source

Postby Dale Finch » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:50 pm

And you generally only need two sizes of punches. Better than trying to cut the bolt holes.

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Re: Gasket source

Postby Stanton » Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:02 pm

Dale Finch wrote:And you generally only need two sizes of punches. Better than trying to cut the bolt holes.


Yes, thanks. Forgot to mention those...

https://www.harborfreight.com/9-piece-hollow-punch-set-3838.html

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Re: Gasket source

Postby Bob McCarty » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:43 pm

One way to sharpen: viewtopic.php?f=150&t=67295
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Re: Gasket source

Postby tst » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:08 pm

new manifold gaskets are only around $5

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Re: Gasket source

Postby Dusty B » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:31 pm

Great tips - thanks everyone!! Dusty B
Grandpa's '41 B
'56,,'57,'59,'71 Cub
'51 Super C
'55 Case SC
Fairbanks-Morse 3KW Generator
Dad's DB garden tractor
'48 DeSoto
'31 "A Coupe
'51 Ford PU
'55 Dodge PU
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