The "Mighty" SE6 - Internal Recycling

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Post by Coupe Racing » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:10 pm

If using rubber gaskets then 2 questions

Where did you get them from
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If rubber why would you use a sealant ?


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Post by gtcse8 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:14 pm

Rubber gaskets are only worth the extra price if all the inlet gasket edges are trimmed and not protruding.
The rocker covers are flat and straight, and don`t over tighten them.

Normal "Cheap" cork gaskets are good enough if you prepare the mounting surfaces properly.

I always make certain the pressed steel edges are flat and true, then clean the mounting surfaces with cellulose thinners, let it dry then either paint impact adhesive or spray adhesive onto the covers, glue the gaskets onto the covers and then put the screws through the holes.

Once all the screws are in place I then screw the covers down hand tight with the correct LARGE screwdriver.


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Post by demonbluedays » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:16 pm

Came in the spares that Terry had got together over the years

Come to think of it I left them in the garage as well... :oops:

And I'd had a discussion over what sealant I'd use with then to hold in place to which I shrugged and thought I'd better ask opinions..


Suspect it may be useless to use sealant with them if your asking why the hell I'm thinking of using it...


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Post by Terry H » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:49 pm

I still have the replacement windscreen and rubber seal at home as well. Will take it over the garage tomorrow ready for you to pick up.
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Post by demonbluedays » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:25 pm

I forgot to ask as we were both on a mad one this morning, but what's going on with the propshaft? I left it there as I wasn't sure what was happening with that


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Post by Terry H » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:54 am

It's for an SE5a Tom, not your car. I'll explain next time you are here.
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