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Head Gasket Question (1500 spit)


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Hello
Head has been skimmed and removed .006 from head. What type of gasket would be recomended?
Are different thickness gaskets availible to accomodate the difference or is this unlikely to be a problem with standard composite type gasket?

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Are you concerned that 6 thou will take your CR too high, and want a thicker gasket to reduce it?
  What will the CR be with an ordinary gasket?
Without doing the sums, I can't guess what that change would make, but I don't think that 6 thou is very much.  I would recommend not guessing.  You need to measure the present chamber volume, bore and stroke, and do the CR calculation.  Don't forget to include gasket volume - an ordinary gasket will usually tighten to a thickness of 1mm.

Custom gaskets can be made, from specialist gasket makers, to whatever thickness you want, but they are NOT CHEAP!

John

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HEAD GASKET SET 1500 RECESSED PAYEN

http://www.jamespaddock.co.uk/parts.aspx?categoryID=5&vehicleId=2

I got mine from Paddocks recently for £18 delivered (untick 'express delivery' on checkout for free 2nd class uk mainland delivery or £3 1st class) :)

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Hello
I need some help quick...
Will Old stock Payen CK523 (70-71 TOLEDO) head gasket set fit 1500 spitfire with recessed liniers?
I might be able to pick one up but not 100% sure it will fit right.

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