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calculating head gasket thickness

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by RED_95_GSR, Jan 11, 2005.

  1. RED_95_GSR

    RED_95_GSR Junior Member

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    i am using arias pistons with a 3.205" inch bore and a head cc of 41.6

    when i calculated my head gasket thickness to achieve clearance it came out to .3146.

    i had planned on using a multi-layer cometic head gasket, but they come in .30.

    so, do i need to special order a head gasket witha thickness of .314? or, can i just order one that is .32 and have a little extra clearance?

    does anyone have any suggestions on a head gasket brand? i just have heard good things about cometic and had decided to go with them..

    thanks

    also, when rebuilding what is a quality company that makes a full gasket kit for a b18c1?
     
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    97CTR Senior Member

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    I beleive that a stock gasket is .026 if that helps.
     
  3. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Cometic is a great gasket maker- just ask them for a custom thickness gasket and they can make whatever you want, even up to .5 if you really need it.
     
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    .029 inches... I think he was calling out measurements in millimeters.
     
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