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Old 08-15-2019, 07:50 AM   #1
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Default Head Gaskets

Iím replacing the head gaskets on my 1937 Ford as one side was leaking and the other had a stripped spark plug hole. Both heads are in a machine shop now, having the surfaces ground and the repair done. The engine was overhauled in 1955 and they used steel faced gaskets.

I see that copper gaskets cost more than the steel ones. Which would you suggest using?

All suggestions/advice will be appreciated.

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Old 08-15-2019, 07:59 AM   #2
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Perhaps the Best Gaskets which have a composite modern materials in use.
Also depends on heads in use, CI or Aluminium.
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Old 08-20-2019, 06:15 AM   #3
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Thanks Phil.
I just got the heads back from the machine shop. He also recommended BEST brand gaskets so I have ordered a pair. The car has cast iron heads.
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