Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Model A (1928-31)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-23-2018, 12:44 PM   #1
Brian SATX
Senior Member
 
Brian SATX's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 672
Default HEad gasket replacement

Ok, when you spray the copper gasket sealer on the new head gasket, do you wait for it to dry or put the gasket on wet?


Also, what are most using now for the water neck? Thin with some sealer or thick with matches?
__________________
Brian SATX
Brian SATX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2018, 01:01 PM   #2
Russ/40
Senior Member
 
Russ/40's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Santee, California
Posts: 3,201
Default Re: HEad gasket replacement

Allow the copper spray to get tacky. Just able to touch it gently without getting your finger wet.
Russ/40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 02-23-2018, 03:42 PM   #3
AL in NY
Senior Member
 
AL in NY's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Southern Upstate New York
Posts: 907
Default Re: HEad gasket replacement

Don't use any gasket on the water neck. Just apply Ultra Black Gasket Sealer (silicon) to both surfaces and torque the two nuts the same way you do the other 12.
__________________
AL in NY
AL in NY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2018, 04:01 PM   #4
Keith True
Senior Member
 
Keith True's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Epping N.H.
Posts: 2,432
Default Re: HEad gasket replacement

What are you using for a head gasket? If it is copper,(or steel)let it tack up.also,on any metal gasket wash it off before you spray anything on.The oils from the manufacturing process will make the copper coat kind of gather up and cling to itself in little puddles instead of sticking to the gasket in a nice even coating.
Keith True is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2018, 08:32 PM   #5
glenn in camino
Senior Member
 
glenn in camino's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Camino, CA.
Posts: 3,086
Default Re: HEad gasket replacement

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian SATX View Post
Ok, when you spray the copper gasket sealer on the new head gasket, do you wait for it to dry or put the gasket on wet?


Also, what are most using now for the water neck? Thin with some sealer or thick with matches?
I grind the center portion of the water neck so it will be higher than the bolt holes and won't crack.
glenn in camino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2018, 08:40 AM   #6
Redbird
Senior Member
 
Redbird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Georgetown, TX
Posts: 451
Default Re: HEad gasket replacement

I don't understand what you are saying Glenn. Can you post a picture?
Redbird is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2018, 09:08 AM   #7
kimlinh
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Middlebury,Connecticut
Posts: 87
Default Re: HEad gasket replacement

Glenn- Did you ever check the water outlet surface on the head to see if it was proud? Mine is together or I would check it now. I did check the decks of several blocks and on every one the middle of the deck was about .018" lower than the edges. Don't mean to hijack the thread but if your installing a head, check it for flatness. I think most if not all of the cast Iron on a Model A was machined green and it does settle.
kimlinh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2018, 09:35 AM   #8
Brendan
Senior Member
 
Brendan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: At my kitchen table in Santa Rosa, Ca
Posts: 2,763
Default Re: HEad gasket replacement

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian SATX View Post
Ok, when you spray the copper gasket sealer on the new head gasket, do you wait for it to dry or put the gasket on wet?


Also, what are most using now for the water neck? Thin with some sealer or thick with matches?
you should reed the gasket manufacture requirements. the gasket i put in my car said don't use anything put it on dry
__________________
If it would have been a snake it would have bit ya!

i can't spell my way out of a paper bag!
Brendan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2018, 10:04 AM   #9
wrndln
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Lakeville, MN
Posts: 4,565
Default Re: HEad gasket replacement

To try to prevent breaking the gooseneck, I have a piece of plate glass that I wraparound a piece of relative fine sandpaper (like 150 or 220 grit) and sand the head where the gooseneck fits and the bottom of the gooseneck. Plate glass is polished completely flat (I use to work in a glass shop). After sanding, the surfaces should be completely shinny and totally flat.
Rusty Nelson
wrndln is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:53 AM.