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#1 Minigman

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 11:20 AM

There seems to be a distinct shortage of small bore head gaskets anywhere. You can get the £8 copper ones but that sounds too cheap to me so was looking for a better higher quality.

Anyone have any advice for me?

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 01:09 PM

I used a Victor Reinz composite gasket on mine. Seems good so far.

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 01:24 PM

I used a Victor Reinz composite gasket on mine. Seems good so far.


Did you use dry or with gasket sealant?

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 09:40 PM

I installed dry.

Cheers, Paul.

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 09:48 PM

I always install them dry, a few engine builders will use sealant, however I don't believe in using it unless the gasket manufacturers say to do so...

#6 Minigman

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 10:23 PM

Keith Calver uses the Victor Reinz ones with locktite 3020 spray on sealant. I’ve never used a sealant on a head gasket.

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Posted 24 September 2020 - 12:59 AM

Keith Calver uses the Victor Reinz ones with locktite 3020 spray on sealant. I’ve never used a sealant on a head gasket.

Do you have a part number for both the small bore and large bore head gaskets?  Where are the available?

thanks



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Posted 24 September 2020 - 01:12 AM

There seems to be a distinct shortage of small bore head gaskets anywhere. You can get the £8 copper ones but that sounds too cheap to me so was looking for a better higher quality.

Anyone have any advice for me?

I bought a MST 207 small bore head gasket from a fella in Australia on ebay.  Composite on one side, copper on the other.  Haven't used it yet but seems to be very well constructed.  Downside is that shipping can be expensive.



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Posted 24 September 2020 - 07:00 AM


Keith Calver uses the Victor Reinz ones with locktite 3020 spray on sealant. I’ve never used a sealant on a head gasket.

Do you have a part number for both the small bore and large bore head gaskets? Where are the available?
thanks

Funnily enough I picked up my new head and gasket from Keith Calver yesterday, part number Payen BK450 this is for a 1275. Give him a call he’s a really nice bloke but also really busy.

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Posted 24 September 2020 - 10:01 AM


Keith Calver uses the Victor Reinz ones with locktite 3020 spray on sealant. I’ve never used a sealant on a head gasket.

Do you have a part number for both the small bore and large bore head gaskets? Where are the available?
thanks
Funnily enough I picked up my new head and gasket from Keith Calver yesterday, part number Payen BK450 this is for a 1275. Give him a call he’s a really nice bloke but also really busy.

He’s currently doing a CST2005 head for me. I hadn’t appreciated he actually sold them.




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