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Old 01-01-2013, 12:14 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by RayAlazzurra View Post
I should have been clear. The original gasket is paper. I was thinking of using copper? Don't know what other options might be. When I consider the cost of fresh nicasil, new piston and rings, plus gasket set, and my time the additional cost of a custom gasket is not that great.
There are heat resistant paper gasket sheets available with permanent 250 °C (around 500 °F) durability and works too up to 400 °C (around 750 F), for a shorter time, never had a problem with them:

here in 0,5mm thickness:

and in 2,00mm thickness:

also in 0,40, 0,60, 0,80, 1,00 ... mm avaiable.

If not where mentioned you might look up dealers that are specialized in tuning parts in the US.

Surly you can try to make a copper gasket, but watch out you don't have any grates / ridges left when cutting out the gasket. Getting the right thickness wil be a task.
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