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ccode67
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posted 01-07-2003 02:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Who makes steel shim head gaskets for a 289?
What is the compressed thickness?
Where do I get them?

I'm just full of questions today.

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Stuart
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Moneymaker
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posted 01-07-2003 02:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
McCord made them for FoMoCo. They have been swalloed up by Dana and merged with Victor. They disscontinued the steel shim gaskets. I am working on getting some old stock right now. If you are in a hurry Cometic will make you anything you want.

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capri man
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posted 01-07-2003 03:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey alex, if you get some (hehehe pun intended) i will take a set for a spare. come on down to the gators and i will buy you a dr pepper.

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ccode67
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posted 01-08-2003 07:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No hurry, just gathering parts for the build, the steel gaskets are thinner than felpro's aren't they?
Planning on using C9OE windsor heads and need a little less thickness to keep the compression up to 9to1. (blower motor maybe)

Let me know if you get some.

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Moneymaker
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posted 01-08-2003 12:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They are .016 uncompressed.

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Alex Denysenko
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64FalconF-16
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posted 01-08-2003 12:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 64FalconF-16   Click Here to Email 64FalconF-16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My experience with Shim head gaskets are the blow if you go over 9:1 compression.

I know you are staying at 9:1 and you will probably be Ok for a few years. But they will eventually blow on you.

My .02

Rick

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Moneymaker
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posted 01-08-2003 12:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have used them huindreds, maybe even thousands of times without failure. Some with compression ratios exceeding 14 to 1. If you have flat surfaces and good fasteners, they can last indefinatly.

Many, many legendary OEM high performance engines came with steel shim head gaskets from the factory.

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Alex Denysenko
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Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
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jsracingbbf
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posted 01-08-2003 05:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't know how good they are for SBF's but I've run a set of their Exhaust gaskets on a BBf and they were fine. Alex may know if their head gaskets are any good. Anyway here is the link:[url=http://www.scegaskets.com/results_IE4.asp?catalog_Action=Filter%28%22%28index+%3D%27FORD+260ci%2D351+W+Small+Block+V8%27%29+AND+%28productline+%3D%27PRO+COPPER+Head+Gaske ts%27%29%22%29&catalog_Position=PAR:]SCE Copper head Gaskets[/url]

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jsracingbbf
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posted 01-08-2003 06:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
try again? [url=http://www.scegaskets.com/results_IE4.asp?catalog_Action=Filter%28%22%28index+%3D%27FORD+260ci%2D351+W+Small+Block+V8%27%29+AND+%28productline+%3D%27PRO+COPPER+Head+Gaskets%27 %29%22%29&catalog_Position=PAR:]Gaskets[/url]

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jsracingbbf
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posted 01-08-2003 06:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
somebody paste this for me I don't know what is wrong. Might be because I am at work.

Jerry

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Moneymaker
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posted 01-08-2003 07:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
http://www.scegaskets.com/results_IE4.asp?catalog_Action=Filter%28%22%28index+%3D%27FORD+260ci%2D351+W+Small+Block+V8%27%29+AND+%28productline+%3D%27PRO+COPPER+Head+Gaskets%27 %29%22%29&catalog_Position=PAR:]Gaskets

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Alex Denysenko
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Professional Manwhore
The Barry of BarrysGrrl

Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
Quote #3: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"
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jsracingbbf
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posted 01-08-2003 08:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Alex maybe I can get it to fly this time, I'll give her one more try. [url=http://www.scegaskets.com/results_IE4.asp?catalog_Action=Filter%28%22%28index+%3D%27FORD+260ci%2D351+W+Small+Block+V8%27%29+AND+%28productline+%3D%27PRO+COPPER+Head+Gaskets% 27 %29%22%29&catalog_Position=PAR:]Gaskets[/url]

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jsracingbbf
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posted 01-08-2003 08:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Must not be my day. maybe I'm on Probation for the Bart moon thing in Sam's Place! DOH!
Jerry
[url]http://www.scegaskets.com/results_IE4.asp?catalog_Action=Filter%28%22%28index+%3D%27FORD+260ci%2D351+W+Small+Block+V8%27%29+AND+%28productline+%3D%27PRO+COPPER+Head+Gaskets%27 %29%22%29&catalog_Position=PAR:[/url]

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jsracingbbf
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posted 01-08-2003 08:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I quit!

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Jerry
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steve'66
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posted 01-08-2003 08:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's the link to the front door of the site,
http://www.scegaskets.com/
It's slow loading....

SteveW

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Moneymaker
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posted 01-09-2003 12:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
@ Steve

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Alex Denysenko
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Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28
Professional Manwhore
The Barry of BarrysGrrl

Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
Quote #3: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"
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