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Flathead fans; Need a source for thick head gaskets

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ralph Moore, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. Ralph Moore
    Joined: May 1, 2007
    Posts: 651

    Ralph Moore

    I'm looking for a source for .100 or .125 thick head gaskets(I'm guessing these would be copper) for a 59 A block. 38-48 style. Tried several parts distributors and no luck.
    A couple years ago I saw some at a swap meet in Texas, but didn't get the guys name. I know someone out there has to make them.
    I called Red's and he said there may be a guy in the Denver area that deals in alot of Ardun stuff as well.


  2. Kiwi 4d
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
    Posts: 3,174

    Kiwi 4d

    Why? You can run two gaskets with a suitable selant between such as hylomar.that will give you 120 thou . I have made my own out of aluminium again with a quality selant. Takes a while to whiitle out the various holes . I only used it because my aftermarket heads were planed down way too much.
    With correct engine setup you shouldnt need to run thick gaskets.
  3. rchandler
    Joined: Sep 11, 2008
    Posts: 28


    SCE Gaskets in Lancaster, CA. They make solid copper gaskets in various thicknesses. Look them up on the internet. Even if the gasket you need is not listed on their internet catalog, call them. They have patterns for everything and can usually make what you need.
  4. Ralph Moore
    Joined: May 1, 2007
    Posts: 651

    Ralph Moore

    got the same problem, heads shaved too much. I would rather not run doubles if I can help it. I'll check out SCE, thanks.

  5. haroldd1963
    Joined: Oct 15, 2007
    Posts: 1,154

    from Peru, IL

    I had the same situation with a set of Edmunds heads on our 59A-B a couple of years ago. Had a local machine shop take too much material out. Ended up sending the heads to H & H Flatheads to be re-domed. Cost me a bunch of money, but in the end it was worth it.

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