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Old 05-15-2013, 04:00 PM   #21
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well charlie no longer makes them . any ideas ? a good used one ! thanks .. steve
Solid copper gaskets are notorious for seeping. I think you will have more problems especially around the studs. I'm getting ready to use one as I cannot buy a head gasket to fit the head I'm going to use. I had mine annealed by a firm in Valencia Ca. I purchased it from Taylor Engine several years ago.

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Old 05-15-2013, 04:27 PM   #22
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I agree with MikeK,. I have run engines that had out of the box pistons and NO Counterbore on the head and never had a problem. This means the head was absolutely flat and it never hada piston hit, even in a racing situation. You could surface the stock head 125 thousands and never have a properly fitted piston hit it. Even a high compression head shaved to flat won't hit the pistons. Yours is wrong with one piston protruding .080 and the rest at less. Sounds like a hack job on the crank.
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:11 PM   #23
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i agree . either crank turned wrong , uneven rods , or just a mess .
i understand the correct process , trying to help a guy with out more $$$$
may bite me , but a guy has to try .......... thanks
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:32 PM   #24
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You could try this link or do as I did and double up on the gasket. Gasket Works Products
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bill / 62pan ... thank you ! ............ steve
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:07 PM   #26
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still needing help finding a .062 head gasket for the "A" . any ideas appreciated ..... thanks
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:52 PM   #27
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Hi!
When I had my engine rebuilt, the pistons stuck up quite far. The standard gaskets worked OK with the stock head. When I tried to put a flat 7:1 Winfield head on it, there was no way it would fit. My local machinist said he could fly cut the head but then it would be a lower compression if I ever wanted to put it on a stock engine. As the machinist also builds racing engines, he suggested I get a copper gasket and put it between two stock gaskets. The sandwich was, the block, a standard head gasket, the copper gasket, another stock gasket, and then the head. I also changed the studs to the chrome moly type. The only other thing I had to do was to make a new drive shaft for the distributor as it only engeged by about .1".
The gasket came from:

Clark COPPER Head Gaskets
10510 Nassau Street
Blaine, MN 55449
Phone: 763-786-9590
www.clarkcopperheadgaskets.com

I had them open the bore to .100 over to match my block.
It's been together for a couple of years and 2000 miles with no problem. I am also running a Ford F150 trans with OD (4th gear).
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