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Old 08-22-2005, 02:09   #1 (permalink)
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what head gaskets does everyone run? reason i ask is that my clevo is going to have 13.4:1 compression just want to know what the best head gasket to run is also i have arp head bolts to help stop the head lifting
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Hmm big squeeze! I would suggest fire rings and copper gaskets or just ask some sprintcar guys what they run! cometic maybe?
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Copper head gaskets. Or a big tube of silastic.
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copper head gaskets here too. i like to do the old timmers trick and spray them with silver spray paint (both sides), i have noticed the waterjackets seal so much better after doing this.
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only had bad experiences with copper gaskets my dads 600hp drag car was running copper with o-rings kept leaking replaced it with fel-pro race gasket never had a problem had 12.5:1 probally just run a set of them but was looking at mr gasket graphite type thing anyone ever used or heard about these
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Re: head gaskets

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only had bad experiences with copper gaskets my dads 600hp drag car was running copper with o-rings kept leaking replaced it with fel-pro race gasket never had a problem had 12.5:1 probally just run a set of them but was looking at mr gasket graphite type thing anyone ever used or heard about these
Check out the "Cometic" range of Head Gaskets - only heard good things about them so far.
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i tried a set of the mr gasket head gaskets and took them off and sent them back and got shipping and everything re-embursed. they were the worst thing i have ever tried in my life they leaked from everywhere on start-up and that was with fresh cut heads and decked block.
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Copper is old school, leaks like a seive, and should be avoided.

If the engine cant hold head gasketes on a flat decked, studded engine, something is wrong.
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Go Felpro Race Kit I Think There Called, Never Had A Trouble.
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racer , what do you mean copper is old school that is what i use and never had any trouble all i can say is if people have trouble with copper head gaskets they must be doing something wrong . there is a setup some people may have heard of where you fit o rings in block or head that have been filled with mercury , no gasket is required just silicon around water holes etc . when you start car up there is initial combustion leakage then when things warm up the mercury expands and seals everything up super tight and trust me you wont blow these . and anyway look at top fuel engines they use copper and if there was a better head gasket dont you think they would be using it .
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