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Hot Rods 8BA Head Gaskets

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by flatford39, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. flatford39
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 2,751


    What's the best head gasket to use between aluminum heads and the cast iron block. I would think copper would be a no go.

    I also see where people use some kind of gasket sealer. Never done that with head gaskets before on all the SBC I have rebuilt. This is my first Flathead V8 so be gentle.

  2. Thaplumbr
    Joined: May 7, 2012
    Posts: 119


    I've had good luck with Indian head gasket shellac
  3. I have had really good luck (i.e. NO failures) with standard perf graphite based Fel-Pro head gaskets in all kinds of street flatheads, most with aluminum heads and iron blocks.
  4. image.jpg I have no problem using big bore COPPER head gaskets with no sealer applied.I have even reused them several times with no problems sealing!

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