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What thickness head gasket

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by cheese9988, Apr 7, 2006.

  1. cheese9988

    cheese9988 Senior Member VIP

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    I found a guy that sells copper hg's. I installed better pistons, but they lowered my compression to about 9.1:1. What thickness would be good to bring my compression ratio back to where it was, or maybe even higher (don't know if either are possible). I am doing a turbo later, I will put in a stock thickness when I go and put that in. It looks like he sells them in sizes from .016 to .125 (not sure if inches or mm??). Its a dohc zc btw.
     
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    Well if you're going turbo later, you want your compression ratio to stay low, so go with a thicker hg.
    As for what thickness, use a compression calculator where you can vary the hg thickness. This will give
    you an idea of what compression you will be running with the varying thickness.
     
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    It may not be for a couple years that I add the turbo. So I would like to use a thinner hg at the moment.
     
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