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Mark Basile
Woodland Hills, CA
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Olds 215 head gaskets-options?
Posted by: chevsen
Date: March 31, 2021 10:34PM

I am building an Olds 215 that I have had sitting in storage for 30+ years (hey...I've been busy) and am wondering if steel shim gaskets are available anywhere? I have the Felpro composites from a gasket set that I bought in the late '80s but these look like they will compress to .045" or so, which is less than ideal for this build. Has anyone modified Buick/Rover steel shim gaskets to fit an Olds block with success? TIA


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Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
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04/24/2009 11:02AM

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74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Olds 215 head gaskets-options?
Posted by: roverman
Date: April 09, 2021 12:48PM

.045" = too thin, as-in, less than ideal ? Studs or bolts ? Art.


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Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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10/23/2007 11:32PM

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1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Olds 215 head gaskets-options?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: April 11, 2021 09:19AM

.045" as in too thick, Art. Ideal would be the original style that compress to .015"-.020". Should still be available.



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Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
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02/28/2009 10:01AM

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1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: Olds 215 head gaskets-options?
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: April 12, 2021 02:17AM

I used the .015" gaskets in my 215 Olds with 15 lbs boost and they held up.


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Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
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Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Olds 215 head gaskets-options?
Posted by: roverman
Date: April 13, 2021 02:17PM

Jim,
I missed getting a ride in that 15 lb. beast, back in the day. I bet you spanked a lot of high-dollar, snobs ?


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
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1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: Olds 215 head gaskets-options?
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: April 14, 2021 02:17AM

It was pretty quick back in the day. Today, probably not as much


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