I’m used to making my own gaskets for most applications because, honestly it’s cheaper. What is the best materials to use for cylinder head applications? On my 1970 Eska, a few gaskets are not available. I have been using a roll of gasket material that you can pick up from the local auto parts store more most engines, but is this sufficient for a head gasket?
I am not familiar with your motor but I also cut my own gaskets. I use material that’s .010 to .015 for head gaskets and then spray paint them with high heat ceramic header paint. I find they hold up well.
I have engine enamel paint that I used on my old mustang. That would probably do the same. My only thought is that the material I’m taking off might be a little beefier that what I’m putting back on?
I have used Never-Seez to coat home made head gaskets, but have no long term
experience with durability or affects of using it.
This one is rated for 1800 degrees…….
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