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Thread: o-ringed block

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    Junior Member APPRENTICE
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    o-ringed block

    hi i have a o-ringed bbc and i want to get rid of the copper head gaskets and put mls gaskets back on it i heard that you can take out the steel o-ring wire and replace it copper but i dont know where to get the copper wire from and can this be done without taking it to a machine shop the motor will be street driven some what i dont want any hassles with it or is any other suggestions thanks in advanced paul

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
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    o ring

    I have a sbc block i oringed with s/s wire years ago, Its a blower motor, i took it out of the dragster and put in my daily driver. I have the s/s wire and some normal fel pro head gaskets on there, i just made sure the wire ring hit the same spot on the gasket. I put a 1000 miles on it and no water leak! I know this does not answer your question but something to think about.

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
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    Go up to the local hardware store and buy some copper romex wire. The stuff they use to wire homes with. Get a diameter as close as you can to the block o-ring (should be like .030?) Bash it into the groove with a hammer, then use a fine metal file to smooth it over.

    Lot's of work. Copper head gaskets work on the street. Might want to reconsider.
    -WJ Birmingham

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    Member JOURNEYMAN
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    I use copper gaskets on the street, not a problem. make sure they are sealed around the water jacket with permatex.
    "if ya want to rev it, chev it!"

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    is there a certain way to seal up the gasket any special sealers and is there somthing out there i can get to seal it up thanks again for the replies

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    sealer

    i just sit down and smear orange or grey permatex silicon/gasket maker all over both sides of the copper gaskets, then torque em down.

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