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Copper head gaskets

Post #1 by 67chrrybucket » Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:46 pm

Does any know or/sell copper head gaskets for the 200? any info would be great
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Re: Copper head gaskets

Post #2 by Does10s » Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:41 am

http://www.gasketworks.com

Mordy is the owner. He's the one that makes our gaskets for us.

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Re: Copper head gaskets

Post #3 by chad » Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:54 am

Does10s wrote:http://www.gasketworks.com
Mordy is the owner. He's the one that makes our gaskets for us.
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Thanks, but there's 1/2 doz listed there...which 1 is Mordy? Does what he makes replace the oem compression thickness we seek to maintain CR w/o machining?
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Re: Copper head gaskets

Post #4 by Invectivus » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:26 am

can't find him by web, registration died on 4-26-2012 so the site is up for grabs.
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Re: Copper head gaskets

Post #5 by AzCoupe » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:40 am

I think they went out of business? I tried contacting them a few months ago but didn't have any luck. Guess it's time for me to see about getting MLS head gaskets done.
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Post #6 by chad » Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:49 pm

Once in a while I C ebay list a h. gasket like oem. Think that's legit?
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Re: Copper head gaskets

Post #7 by Does10s » Tue May 01, 2012 9:36 am

Interesting.....
I didn't check the website. Just pulled it from my Favorites.

I haven't had the need to purchase another gasket from him in a while! They last a long time! Even when we've had the head off a bunch of times!

Now I'll have to go and find another vendor! I'll need a 300 gasket soon!

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Re: Copper head gaskets

Post #8 by grendi_250ci » Mon May 07, 2012 8:19 am

the website is up again and redirect to: http://www.headgasket.com
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Post #9 by Gene Fiore » Mon May 07, 2012 2:05 pm

I had a conference call yesterday with a buddy of mine and his friend who makes copper head gaskets out of his home. He has a cnc machine in his garage. Now I have not seen his setup yet or any of his work, but he is going to get back to me on pricing for making gaskets for the ford small six motor. We'll see...
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Re: Copper head gaskets

Post #10 by chad » Mon May 07, 2012 7:10 pm

So is this "the steel shim" head gasket mentioned that "is no longer available"? The lack of which some plane the head due to compression change created by the thicker compression thickness of (the more readily available) modern gaskets?

May B it's a moot point cuz 90% of these ol girls need a "plane" to assure flatness?

If all's correct above would the steel B better than the copper?

Thanks, this is all ways a great place for me to learn...
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Re: Copper head gaskets

Post #11 by bubba22349 » Mon May 07, 2012 7:16 pm

Copper is better and you can reuse them over and over. :thumbup:
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Re: Copper head gaskets

Post #12 by rocklord » Tue May 08, 2012 10:27 am

What's the thickness of the copper head gasket compared to the original steel shim or modern composite?
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Post #13 by Gene Fiore » Tue May 08, 2012 10:50 am

rocklord wrote:What's the thickness of the copper head gasket compared to the original steel shim or modern composite?

They can be made in varying thicknesses. Most guys are looking for thin gaskets so they don't have to mill their heads...I am looking for the opposite. Something thicker than .050 to reduce my compression ratio.
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Re: Copper head gaskets

Post #14 by Does10s » Tue May 08, 2012 2:27 pm

Gene Fiore wrote:
rocklord wrote:What's the thickness of the copper head gasket compared to the original steel shim or modern composite?

They can be made in varying thicknesses. Most guys are looking for thin gaskets so they don't have to mill their heads...I am looking for the opposite. Something thicker than .050 to reduce my compression ratio.


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Re: Copper head gaskets

Post #15 by Gene Fiore » Tue May 08, 2012 4:48 pm

Does10s wrote:
Gene Fiore wrote:
rocklord wrote:What's the thickness of the copper head gasket compared to the original steel shim or modern composite?

They can be made in varying thicknesses. Most guys are looking for thin gaskets so they don't have to mill their heads...I am looking for the opposite. Something thicker than .050 to reduce my compression ratio.


Is Gene going Turbo?

Nah...
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