afm199 at earthlink.net
Fri Dec 19 20:52:13 PST 2008
Anyone ever eliminate the base gasket and use that Permatex Purple
gasket maker? The stuff that sets up into a fairly stiff gasket? I used
to do that on my Nortons, they were hard on base gaskets and the
Permatex never leaked.
The reason I ask is I would get 7 thou less height which would work out
well the way I am looking at it.
deck height stock piston= 17 thou plus 8 thou base gasket =25 thou
head gasket = 16 thou with two layers and 24 with with 3 layers.
Total piston to head on stock setup is 25 plus 24 or 49 thou.
Eliminate one layer of head gasket, it is 42 thou
with two layers and no base gasket I am seeing 35 mm piston to head
clearance, which is perhaps a bit tight but maybe not..
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