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Technical What head gasket for a Thomas head?

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by FlyinA, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. FlyinA
    Joined: May 17, 2017
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    FlyinA
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    I have a repro Thomas head that I’m going to be putting on my Model A engine but I’ve read some stuff that copper head gaskets don’t work well with the aluminum head?
    What headgasket should I use? Model B or A? Graphite or Copper or something else?
    Thanks
     
  2. Check with who you bought it from. I think the Model B will match the combustion chamber better but without a picture it is hard to tell. Also post your question on fordbarn.com.

    Charlie Stephens
     
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  3. AngleDrive
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
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    AngleDrive
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    from Florida

    I use a 'Best' gasket for a B engine. Buy them from Charlie Yapp.
     
  4. FlyinA
    Joined: May 17, 2017
    Posts: 95

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    Thanks I'll go with that!
     
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  5. RussTee
    Joined: Mar 25, 2008
    Posts: 1,204

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    I have a lot of luck with model b gaskets the ones with the silicon inserts seems to let Alloy heads grow and contract a little
     
  6. burl
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
    Posts: 627

    burl
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    from Minnesota

    used a copper one my a engine works good so far.You will get a lot of different opinions on this. banger.jpg
     
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