o-ringed block

Old 05-15-2008, 08:27 PM
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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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Old 05-16-2008, 08:26 AM
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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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Old 05-16-2008, 08:36 AM
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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.
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Old 05-16-2008, 05:10 PM
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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.
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Old 05-16-2008, 08:33 PM
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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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Old 05-16-2008, 08:35 PM
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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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