Thread: Gasket Making
02-19-2006, 02:47 PM #1
There are well known names such as
NE-Seal's own brand of flexible graphite ó
I insist on using the highest quality materials.
Raw materials such as rubbers, fiberglass and sophisticated, blended substances such as silicones, polyurethanes, Viton, Teflon, and EPDM.
Each material should be matched to specific applications and unique environments.
I've used nothing but Fel-Pro in the past in automotive applications.
In the refinery I work at; for high temp applications, the garloc graphite based materials work and seal the best, mainly for low pressure.
Flexitallic (spiral wound) is used for higher pressure.
I made my own carb base gaskets from the blue material shown in the pic.
Materials that may be needed to help fabricate your own gaskets:
02-19-2006, 03:41 PM #2
What "type" is the blue material you are using. What thickness? Many of the online stores lack an adequate description of the application of the gasket they are selling.
02-19-2006, 03:42 PM #3
On our GPRs, I would not substitute the head, exhaust or ex-manifold gaskets.
OEM is the best period as they have a metal skeleton for rigidity and keeping the correct shape and not distort under torque and pressure.
Also, stick with OEM crank seals as Fercho stated in a previous thread.
I made my own carb base gaskets as they are simple.
The next time I remove my VF3 spacer plate gaskets, I will be making my own also as they currently are nothing but paper.
02-19-2006, 04:20 PM #4
"The next time I remove my VF3 spacer plate gaskets, I will be making my own also as they currently are nothing but paper"
Exactly why I'm asking. I've been looking locally but haven't found anything yet that gives me a warm feeling inside. If you are making your own spacer plate gasket, what are you going to make it out of? How thick?
02-19-2006, 05:15 PM #5
02-19-2006, 06:35 PM #6
02-19-2006, 06:38 PM #7
I would like some for my 46mm mikunis this has to be less expensive.
Would you sell some or give us a link to the sheets.
02-19-2006, 08:33 PM #8
OEM carb gasket = .60 mm
Blue Garlock gasket = .75 mm
VF3 paper gasket = .51 mm
www.boats.net wants $ 11.31 for just 1 carb gasket. Yes it is cheaper.
good deal here
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