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    So whats the pros and cons of using new old stock gaskets ?
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  • #2
    They are old gaskets would be the problem in my mind. But could use more info. Stock gaskets are normally of the cheaper variety. If they are a metal base or something else non-paper???. Also how old stock are we talking.

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    • #3
      I got some Ducati single gaskets that were so old that I had to boil them awhile so they would unroll and grow enough to match the bolt holes. Other than wasting 30 minutes to boil them they worked fine. I boiled them in a cast iron skillet so that it was easy to unroll them as they softened.
      Dusty

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      • #4
        Im specifically looking at a cylinder base gasket. However just in general what is yalls experiences with them.
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        • Dusty-Dave
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          If they are fairly soft just use them. If they are hard you gotta soften them otherwise they won't crush right, either cracking or breaking or crumbling or crushing after a few heat cycles and leaving the fasteners loose. If you soak or boil them pay attention and don't make paper mache!
          Dusty

      • #5
        I've never had an issue with NOS copper gaskets but I won't put new paper gaskets on anything if I can help it, let alone old ones.

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        • TheWhiteDevil
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          I can coat the paper it in copper....

      • #6
        I’m with theBCB on this one. Especially for crucial areas. It would all depend on the circumstance and why I was using it and on what Motor etc. a base gasket is not a “simple” gasket to replace if it fails. A head gasket being the only thing worse because it could actually blow a/f mixture and really fuck some shit up.

        Youre probably fine, but you know what you gotta do if it doesn’t work out.
        🍻🌮🍻

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        • #7
          Old days, a Bruce Jenner wheeties box, a ball peen hammer, and some copper coat.

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          • #8
            Originally posted by Opated View Post
            Old days, a Bruce Jenner wheeties box, a ball peen hammer, and some copper coat.
            Cereal Box and an exacto knife saved my ass a few times through the years.

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            • TheWhiteDevil
              TheWhiteDevil commented
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              My dad talks about doing that with their bultacos back in the late 70s.

              I have rolls of gasket material that I use frequently for small shit.

          • #9
            When I did my 74 TL125 about 17 years ago, I had to make almost every gasket on that bitch that way. Only once since have I used a box to make a gasket (hung-the-fuck-over while on the side of the road) but that's a story for another thread...

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