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ANTHONY    Posted 11-20-2020 at 12:32:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • new exhaust gasket, cleaning the block
  • It's been awhile since I have posted. I've learned a lot about these old tractors in the last ten years, but I have a question. I blew a head gasket and am in the process of getting ready to install a new Fel-Pro. My question is how clean should the block be? It's smooth right now, but there is a black carbon film on the block. Should I steel wool it on down to brite metal?

    Dn-N-Tn    Posted 11-21-2020 at 11:06:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I usually clean the block and head with 180 grit sandpaper---I hang the head gasket up and spray both sides with aluminum spray paint and let it dry---works well for me, Dennis

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 11-22-2020 at 06:22:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • The wife's Fergy called for "Cup Grease".
    Felpo gaskets usually use nothing.
    My 460 has Copper coat.

    I suppose Aluminum paint is another form of Copper Coat, however I suspect copper works a bit better than aluminum with possibly a higher temp. IMO

    Alum paint is cheaper though.

    Dn-N-Tn    Posted 11-21-2020 at 11:05:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: new exhaust gasket, cleaning the block
  • I usually clean the block and head with 180 grit sandpaper---I hang the head gasket up and spray both sides with aluminum spray paint and let it dry---works well for me, Dennis

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 11-21-2020 at 07:47:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Flat and smooth is the desired finish. stuff rags into the cylinders to make clean up easier. Some people install the new gasket dry, some use copper coat, some use something else. I suspect it all depends upon gasket material and design.

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