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Composite gaskets from Victory

Post Sun Oct 24, 1999 3:38 am

Posts: 540
Location: Kansas City, Mo USofA
Has anyone ran these hi-temp gaskets that victory has on an alum head 45? Are they "streetable"? I idn't wanting to burn nuttin up. I already have the copper gaskets mounted. Are these better?

Post Sun Oct 24, 1999 9:42 am

Posts: 3
Location: Daly City, CA U.S.A.
Hi Hotrod,
I have not seen the Victory Composite head gaskets. For what its worth, I prefer the copper head gaskets with a coat of aluiminum
paint on them. {I learned that tip from Questions and Answers many moons ago} I never used the Harley Davidson black asbestos composite gaskets.

I have tried the blue teflon head gaskets once with less than poor results and will never use them again as they are not as forgiving. What happened is there must have been a piece of the head gasket, that protruded into the combustion chamber over the exhaust side of the cylinder that caught fire and burned through as if someone took a laser and cut the gasket. I then went back to using copper head gaskets and sized them to the heads and cylinders to make sure nothing protruded into the combustion chamber with much better results.

Happy Motorin,
Tom (99)

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Tom Roop

Post Sun Oct 24, 1999 3:10 pm

Posts: 540
Location: Kansas City, Mo USofA
Thanks Tom, I was wondering about this since we had a post a long time ago on the other BB about someone burning thru the side of an alum head.

Post Mon Oct 25, 1999 2:55 am

Posts: 136
Location: oxford, NC USA
Hi,

Know a couple of guys using the composits and they work. I prefer the copper.

Most important with either is to get the torque exactly right. Do, and you'll have no gasket problems.

luck,

filthy

Post Mon Oct 25, 1999 3:17 am

Posts: 136
Location: oxford, NC USA
Forgot to add:

I prefer copper because you get better heat transfer from the jug to the head. Engine runs cooler.

filthy

Post Mon Oct 25, 1999 3:33 am

Posts: 540
Location: Kansas City, Mo USofA
Thanks filthy. How ya feeling? Had the pork out lately?

Post Wed Oct 27, 1999 1:30 am

Posts: 136
Location: oxford, NC USA
Hi Hotrod,

I kinda got the miseries. Pork's been sitting. Hope to get on it next week for a trip to the lake.

Luck,

filthy


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