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Thread: cometic head gaskets have you tried them.........

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    cometic head gaskets have you tried them.........

    I pulled my heads and only have .005 clearance valve to piston. I'm thinking about going from a .039 head gasket to a .080 Cometic. I like everything I've heard so far just making sure none of you have any horror stories with these gaskets.......

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    I've been using them for about 5 years on Harley engines and they work great. Haven't had a problem yet. I would recommend them.

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    I use them, they have been reused 3 times now also
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    Interesting... i have a motor that needs more clearance also.... but are you sure there is a .080" head gasket? I looked on there web page and did not see anything offered but .040.

    Thanks, keith

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    I called today they can make up to .140 thick, custom.

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    Excellent gaskets. The reason you can get so many thicknesses, is that they keep stacking layers until it arrives at the thickness you want.

    Not for use with O ringed block.

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    How much are the .080 going to cost?

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    Gaskets

    I tried cometics after having problems with gaskets leaking. Never had a problem with a head gasket after that. They are expensive, but well worth the money in my opinion. Still have the copper gaskets hanging in the garage. :idea:

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwkracing
    How much are the .080 going to cost?
    $119.95 each

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    Does anyone think there is a issue with the intake sealing or alligning when using a .080 gasket? Do they suggest a thicker intake gaskets?
    In my case the deck surface is not cut down, my stroke and piston come .010 out of the hole.....i know.... it was all stuff that i had layin around.

    Dparker i appologize im not trying to take your thread, just use it to grow more knowledge upon :?


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