I'm not sure how much a hard piece of copper will compress down to when it
is squeezed by the liner. I would guess that it may not... I would guess
the liner sidewalls would buckle first..
I could test it ...build a steel jig and place a liner into it and compress
it with four 1/2" studs to similar torque (105 lbs) then remeasure the
height while compressed... Has anyone done this already??
Do the same thing with various metal shims and without to see difference...
I would bet that SS would NOT compress at all. In order to ensure that the
installed liner height is proper I would think that a deck plate (old head )
be used to clamp that liner down -then removed and liner height remeasured
.... What is unclear is- if the liner actually buckles while loaded -then
springs up when the load is removed and if this plays a role (if any..).
I know that when I build my engine -I use a torque plate to load the
1) Ought liners be matched for waist thickness?
2) Can liners of different manufacture be used in a "mix and match" style?
Maybe for a tractor engine in a high performance tractor engine?.... .
---- Original Message -----
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 28, 1999 8:09 AM
Subject: Re: figure 8 gaskets
> In a message dated 10/27/1999 10:47:01 PM Central Daylight Time,
> email@example.com writes:
> << I think you've got the wrong impression, Bill. I would make these
> gaskets of various thickness -not to stack but to use as individual
> SECOND TAKE:
> I just discussed this with Kevin Potter, who builds our engines, and he
> I don't know what the hell I am talking about. He actually said it much
> nicer, but that has more to do with our employer/employee relationship,
> may lack of knowledge.
> He said having figure eight gaskets manufactured to a particular thickness
> could have solved our 'stacking' problem last spring. He said he wished
> would have thought of it.
> He also said he wondered if steel would not be superior to copper
> He also wondered if there was another reason for not 'doing it.'
> Shows you what I know!
> Bill Dentinger