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Offline rabbit909

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Mk 5 head gaskets anyone help?
« on: 20 Jun 2020 at 19:13 »
The post war club spares are closed. Rebuilding a mk 5.
I am in urgent need of a pair of copper head gaskets, new.
Will pay fair price plus postage if anyone has a pair. Or if you know where I can source them. I am also looking for a decent centre stand.
Thank you
Doug

Offline robertolander

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Re: Mk 5 head gaskets anyone help?
« Reply #1 on: 18 Oct 2020 at 16:08 »
I made mine out of a shet of compressed graphite, this is used for macking gaskets for high temperature flanges, I used  one of 1mmthick and when torked down is aprox, 0.6mm. The advantage is that it seals perfectly and you get an increase of compression ratio free! The ones I made were installed about ten years ago and have not given any trouble since.
Enquire for this material at industrial hardware stores, the should be able to help.
Robert Lander

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Re: Mk 5 head gaskets anyone help?
« Reply #2 on: 22 Oct 2020 at 23:53 »
My memory tells me now that the compressed graphite is called Graphoil or maybe Grafoil.
Cheers, Robert Lander (Jumbo)

 

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