|Posted on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 08:00 pm: ||
I used to have some asbestos based gasket material that I could cut head and exhaust gaskets from but it got hard and brittle. Does anyone have a good source for this? The "floppy"
stuff with the metal threads that I have seen I do not care for because it is so hard to cut and
punch holes in.
|Posted on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 08:57 pm: ||
Otto gas engine works (www.pistonrings.net) stocks the Durabla head gasket material. I have used it on ~12 engines and it works great. I cut mine using a sabersaw or jigsaw. Punches + Forstner bits also work for bolt holes.
|Posted on Thursday, April 08, 2004 - 08:01 pm: ||
Try soaking in linseed oil for about 24hrs. and see if that softens it.
|Posted on Saturday, April 10, 2004 - 10:35 am: ||
I used it for 2 engines by boiling it in water for a while but I got to thinking that it probably goes back to being very hard and stiff
and might not be as good for sealing.
The "Otto" guy answered all my questions via email and I will most likely order some from him.
|Posted on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 11:34 pm: ||
We have a number with a perforated steel sheet core . Running engines from 1-50 hp . 10" pieces to manhole sized . Cuts with shears or as I am inclined ...sharp raps with a machinists pien .
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|Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2004 - 03:22 pm: ||
Thanks Chuck, I found the local Industrial Supply
business has a wealth of that kind of stuff (various thickness asbestos (well, hitemp anyway)
lots of rubber sheets in big sizes,) and other stuff. I got some of the gasket sheet like I had