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Copper Head Gaskets?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Shawn, Jan 17, 2001.

  1. Shawn

    Shawn 1/2 ton status Premium Member Author

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    Has anyone tried a copper head gasket? I'm trying to get a quench area (piston depth+head gasket thickness) of .035" (or close to it). Unfortunately my favorite Fel Pro gaskets only come .039" plus my piston depth is .005 so I was thinking about a .032 copper head gasket. http://www.off-road.com/chevy
     
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    I have a friend with a caddy 500 in a Camaro that has Copper head gaskets and he has not had any problems at all with them and he said that you can reuse them over and over. Only problem is that you have to cut the heads or blocks for steel o-rings. I like to run the kind of quench height. It works great with this fuel we have today and it will run cooler with that low quench height. Great way to go. We run our engines about .010 to .015 out of the hole so we have only .025- .030 quench.

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  3. Shawn

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    Thanks for the info Donovan. I'm not sure if I like the o-ring idea and I've been hearing they corrode over time. I should of had the engine shop shave the deck a little but it's too late now. Do you mill your own engines or do you take it to a engine shop? I want to come down and check out your springs and shackles. I'll email you soon.



    Shawn
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    Make sure you use the spray on sealant for copper or you will have problems

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    Sounds good Shawn just let me know. I will be there this weekend until around Noon if you want to come and take a look.

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    Here is our friends website for the Caddy in a Camaro. This guy builds some neat stuff and he is a great guy to.
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.cadillacperfpts.com/>http://www.cadillacperfpts.com/</A>

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