Dennis Murfin told me that he set his squish clearance by assembling the head without gasket, then made sure the engine "just" turned over. Then With the gasket in place you should have a bit of allowance for rod stretch when it is running at high speed.
lloydy1 wrote: G-Man wrote:
Yes, a copper gasket should work. If the pistons and head have been closely matched you may need to be careful of teh clearance if the copper gasket is thinner.
Just measured the existing one and it comes out between 1.50 and 1.60mm. seems very thick.
I'll order a sheet of 1.50mm copper as it has no squash.
Thanks G very helpful.
I was thinking about making up a copper gasket. What are your thoughts on this?
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