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Phillip G
Phillip Leonard
Kansas City
(395 posts)

Registered:
02/03/2008 04:12PM

Main British Car:
1992 MG RV8 Rover 3.5

racing ... steel head gaskets
Posted by: Phillip G
Date: December 15, 2014 09:40PM

I need your help.

Who sells all steel Rover V8 cylinder head gaskets ?

I'm rebuilding my 3.5 Rover V8 and my engine builder (Bill Davidson) tells me that I really should replace my present 3.5 steel cylinder head gaskets.

I thought I could" re'use" the same steel cylinder head gaskets .... but after a close inspection, Bill feels that I better find 2 new steel cylinder head gaskets.

I'm running higher compression on this rebuild and certainly can't take any risks. (Also... Bill Davidson knows what's best ... no doubt about it).

So ..... who makes ..... who sells all steel Rover 3.5 Rover V8 cylinder head gaskets ?

Your advice on a vendor will be very much appreciated.

keep them on the track.

phillip g

phillip g


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3181 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: racing ... steel head gaskets
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: December 16, 2014 10:50AM

Should be able to use the '61-'63 Buick 215 head gasket.


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2860 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

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

Re: racing ... steel head gaskets
Posted by: roverman
Date: December 17, 2014 04:44PM

This is a racing engine. It deserves a better gasket. Cometic , MLS is available. NOT cheap, but definately up to the task. Different thicknesses, to tune desired compression and they're re-usable. Good Luck, roverman.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3181 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: racing ... steel head gaskets
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: December 17, 2014 08:10PM

Cometic? The vintage guys are just using Payen gaskets & even reusing them. Of course, they want a much thinner gasket. Might have to go with a bit thicker gasket & lose a smidge of compression if the thin steel gasket won't hold.


Phillip G
Phillip Leonard
Kansas City
(395 posts)

Registered:
02/03/2008 04:12PM

Main British Car:
1992 MG RV8 Rover 3.5

Re: racing ... steel head gaskets
Posted by: Phillip G
Date: January 02, 2015 11:46AM

Thanks Art ..... Thanks Carl

I found some stock, all steel stainless head gaskets from Rovers North, but will look into both Cosmetic, MLS and Payen, too.

The early Original 3.5 block (SCCA required in GT2) needs the thinner steel head gaskets for more compression.

keep them on the track,

phillip g


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