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Old 21-04-16, 09:53 PM   #1
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Hi all, I'm in need of gaskets for my Fowler PA, does anyone know where I can get some or anyone that could make me some. Thanks
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Old 21-04-16, 10:00 PM   #2
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What gaskets do you need ? There are none available unfortunately but they are easily made from gasket material. Head gaskets are a problem. You can have new copper ones made using the old one for a template or use high pressure steam rated gasket material (Hallite or similar) and make your own.

Gasket making is easy, sharp knife/scissors and a small ball pein hammer to tap round casting profiles and bolt/stud holes. Need to be careful with a Fowler and any mazak castings if tapping out a gasket as they are easily broken.

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Oh no, I really need a head gasket but in time would like to change them all unfortunatley the head gasket on it has near enough disintergrated and there is no way of making a copy of it.
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Just use the hopper/head to make a template up if the original gasket has crumbled. You can get a sheet of suitable gasket material for a one off gasket quite cheaply on Ebay, or try a local motor factors or engine re-conditioner.
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Old 24-04-16, 12:08 PM   #5
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Talk to John @ gaskets to go.

http://www.gasketstogo.com

Send a pattern, he'll make what you need.

I've had three sets of 10 made for BSA, Onan water-cooled twin and Petter PU8.

I'm surprised nobody has had any made yet.

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Old 24-04-16, 12:26 PM   #6
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I would agree, a number of years ago I had 5 made up for myself from Gaskets to Go, they were very good - I have used them all so no spares am afraid. I looked at getting a bigger batch made as this is a common request but despite negotiation, I would have had to get something like 50 - 100 or more to bring the cost to a reasonable level where people would buy them. The shipping was the killer and I couldn't justify the outlay at the time. I wasn't looking to make any money, just to get back my outlay but it would have taken a while.
I may look at this again as he probably still has the template. The issue back then was that each one was being hand cut, the tooling for a batch made them even more expensive. Just depends what people would be willing to pay for a new gasket I suppose.
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Great guy's I'll give it a go, thanks for your advice - oh and what thickness gasket material would be suitable for the head gasket :)

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