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Replacement COPPER head gasket
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Classicdb18



Joined: 26 Feb 2009
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Location: Sittingbourne Kent UK

PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:09 pm    Post subject: Replacement COPPER head gasket Reply with quote

Hello to all,
Can anyone suggest a company that are able to make/supply a copper head gasket for my 1952 Daimler DB18 Consort 2522cc 6 cylinder.
Quotes so far have been 's I only want the gasket not the whole engine?? LOL

Gary
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ukdave2002



Joined: 23 Nov 2007
Posts: 3498
Location: South Cheshire

PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a bloke in our local (I know its sounding doggy allready Smile ) who looks after some really old crocks; WW 1 vintage , and he has made head gaskets at home by using 3 or 4 layers of thin copper, with a gasket seal on the cylinder and head face's only.
They seem to be reliable, apparently modern car head gaskets are made this way but in steel, which gave him the idea, he does have the block and head surfaced, to minimise any risk of failure.

Dave
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TonyBrooks



Joined: 02 Jan 2008
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Location: Maidenhead

PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Give Collectors Car Parts a call on 02088973774 - its amazing what he has on his shleves and you may strike lucky.
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Classicdb18



Joined: 26 Feb 2009
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Location: Sittingbourne Kent UK

PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can not believe my luck Very Happy I have found a fantastic company based in New Zeland that have a large list of classic car head gaskets at very very good prices incuding delivery, just type the following name into google search GASKET CRAFT (NZ) and then save the excel file.
Please tell me if you come across this thread and it has been useful to you.

Regards to all
Gary

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Rick
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Joined: 27 Apr 2005
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Location: North-west UK

PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Gary

I think this is the list you referred to:

http://74.125.47.132/search?q=cache:jWDeX2dtB-UJ:www.classic-tyres.co.nz/GasketsRetail.xls+GASKET+CRAFT+NZ&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=2&gl=uk

definitely some interesting and obscure cars on there, eg off the shelf headgaskets for Swift, Clyno, Alvis, Bean and many other pre-war cars.

Good find!

R
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Classicdb18



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

YES and NO? Yes that is a list but it's from 2005 they have now updated it for 2009 with more models covered, i have it saved but don't know how to put it on here as a search address, sorry!!!
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