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Old 21st September 2007, 04:29   #1
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Default 1971 Triumph STAG Camshaft cover Gasket

A friend of mine as a Triumph STAG 1971. These cars came with cork gaskets(for camshaft cover).
These are currently pretty cheap at around 5 UKP a piece, and available on order.
But the problem with these ones is that since they are cork, they don't last as good as rubber. Now nobody makes rubber gaskets of this spec.
So he is looking for a source in India who could make or arrange such a gasket.
So here are the details
1. The part in the GIF file
http://www.rimmerbros.co.uk/stag/images/ld17a.gif
Look at GEG457
2. Actual part link(price etc.,) : Rimmer Bros. - Product Price Information

Some pictures of the part



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Well I had a few. I have no idea where they came from, but now they're used. I'll ask if some more are available.

Edit: Oh sorry, mine are all the original cork. Worginaal, saar!
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Original ones are easily available.
But cork is not as durable.

This guy has opened up his engine and does not want to put it back unless he is sure that all he can get is a cork one(which he already has)
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Tell your friend that I own a beautifully restored 1968 Triumph Spitfire Mk III. Just FYI.
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TSK,

If he doesnt want to trust the cork, and if he cant find a rubber gasket, another option is to use the "liquid/silicon gasket".
It is a tube of silicon that you apply (like toothpaste) on the surfaces and then when you put the cam-cover on and let it dry, the silicon hardens (its still rubbery in nature) and forms a gasket.

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How well will it hold up in extreme heat kind of environments!?
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TSK,

If he doesnt want to trust the cork, and if he cant find a rubber gasket, another option is to use the "liquid/silicon gasket".
It is a tube of silicon that you apply (like toothpaste) on the surfaces and then when you put the cam-cover on and let it dry, the silicon hardens (its still rubbery in nature) and forms a gasket.

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Anabond 666 (Red colour) High Temp silicone sealant is what you could try. It's the ideal stuff for this kind of work.
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tsk, the following link shows that they manufacture customized gaskets out of rubber sheets. the only downside is that they are located at Thane. However there may be many such manufacturers in Delhi too.

Jay Gaskets - Manufacturer of Industrial Gaskets,Customized Gasket from India.
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How well will it hold up in extreme heat kind of environments!?
Its designed especially for this application.

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Anabond 666 (Red colour) High Temp silicone sealant...
Yepp.
Heres what it looks like in my newbie application of it :
1971 Triumph STAG Camshaft cover Gasket-pb110014.jpg
I'm sure the red parts sticking out can be cut off with a blade to make it look a little more presentable.

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...manufacture customized gaskets out of rubber sheets....
Actually thats another good idea. Given that he has the original gasket (although in cork) im sure he can find someone to cut it out of a rubber sheet? Just make sure that the correct materials are used!!!

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The solution mentioned by Rehaan and Sankar will work. This is what is used to seal the oil sump on my car.

Edit: I also used to use this on my shogun's engine between the cylinder & head. Slightly increased compression :-). Never failed on me.

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I checked out anabond
Anabond Limited :: Adhesives and Sealants :: Anaerobic :: Epoxy :: RTV Silicone :: Poly Urethanes :: Rubber Based (Neoprene&Butyl) :: Acrylic :: Solvent Based Adhesive :: Specialty Coatings
It says 250 degree C
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It is possible to fabricate the Gasket out of Rubber. All that is needed is the part that Gasket needs to be fit onto, in this case the camshaft cover. The process used next is to ink the part's (in this case the cam cover) bottom portion, place it on the rubber sheet and cut the Gasket using the marking made on the sheet.

We had to get this done once many years before at General Patters Road at Chennai for our Simca car many years back. My father had a few more cut out as spare, for future usage and stored them, eventhough they the need for them did not arise for long.
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tsk were you able to find a solution for the gasket? Just wanted to know, for it would help others who are in a similar predicament.
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They are going to try anabond. He has posted that in his users group, and according to him anabond seems to be the best bet, since it appears that it will last longer than the cork gasket
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Thank you for reverting back with the information. Later, a review of this fix would help us ascertain our priorities when and if we need one. Thanks once again.
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