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Stewart Selid
10-17-2006, 04:38 PM
Hello, my car is a 1935 Studebaker with an aluminum head and a copper head gasket.I assume it is stock but it may not be. My question is is this the proper head gasket to use with the aluminum head? Some have said the copper will cause electolysis and have recommended steel faced. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

DEEPNHOCK
10-17-2006, 05:21 PM
Try asking over at the Antique Studebaker Club website.
http://www.theantiquestudebakerclub.com/
They are more into pre-WWII Studebakers, and will have the info you seek.
Good luck!
Jeff[8D]



quote:Originally posted by Stewart Selid

Hello, my car is a 1935 Studebaker with an aluminum head and a copper head gasket.I assume it is stock but it may not be. My question is is this the proper head gasket to use with the aluminum head? Some have said the copper will cause electolysis and have recommended steel faced. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.


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DEEPNHOCK
10-17-2006, 05:21 PM
Try asking over at the Antique Studebaker Club website.
http://www.theantiquestudebakerclub.com/
They are more into pre-WWII Studebakers, and will have the info you seek.
Good luck!
Jeff[8D]



quote:Originally posted by Stewart Selid

Hello, my car is a 1935 Studebaker with an aluminum head and a copper head gasket.I assume it is stock but it may not be. My question is is this the proper head gasket to use with the aluminum head? Some have said the copper will cause electolysis and have recommended steel faced. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.


http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/Jeff%20Rice%20Studebaker%20Pictures/1937StudebakerCoupeExpressJeffRicee.jpg

DEEPNHOCK at Gmail.com
Brooklet, Georgia
'37 Coupe Express (never ending project)
'37 Coupe Express Trailer (project)
'61 Hawk (project)
http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock

Stewart Selid
10-17-2006, 06:03 PM
Thanks...

Stewart Selid
10-17-2006, 06:03 PM
Thanks...

Dwain G.
10-17-2006, 11:14 PM
Sandy Olson is probably the biggest producer of new gaskets in the US, and an SDC and ASC member besides:
http://www.olsonsgaskets.com/

http://home.comcast.net/~jdwain/53C.jpg
Dwain G.

Dwain G.
10-17-2006, 11:14 PM
Sandy Olson is probably the biggest producer of new gaskets in the US, and an SDC and ASC member besides:
http://www.olsonsgaskets.com/

http://home.comcast.net/~jdwain/53C.jpg
Dwain G.

garyash
10-18-2006, 09:21 AM
The high-compression aluminum heads were optional on a number of 1930's models. As the 1934-46 parts manual clearly shows [you do have one for your car, yes?], copper gaskets were standard with the aluminum heads. If you have a Commander or President 8, you're in luck because these gaskets are reproduced and available from many Stude parts vendors, p/n 184631. If you have a Dictator 6, the part number is 187044. These may be tougher to find, but should be some NOS ones around. If Studebaker made them out of copper, don't change it!

[img=left]http://www.studegarage.com/images/gary_ash_m5_sm.jpg[/img=left] Gary Ash
Dartmouth, Mass.
'48 M5
'65 Wagonaire Commander
'63 Wagonaire Standard
web site at http://www.studegarage.com

garyash
10-18-2006, 09:21 AM
The high-compression aluminum heads were optional on a number of 1930's models. As the 1934-46 parts manual clearly shows [you do have one for your car, yes?], copper gaskets were standard with the aluminum heads. If you have a Commander or President 8, you're in luck because these gaskets are reproduced and available from many Stude parts vendors, p/n 184631. If you have a Dictator 6, the part number is 187044. These may be tougher to find, but should be some NOS ones around. If Studebaker made them out of copper, don't change it!

[img=left]http://www.studegarage.com/images/gary_ash_m5_sm.jpg[/img=left] Gary Ash
Dartmouth, Mass.
'48 M5
'65 Wagonaire Commander
'63 Wagonaire Standard
web site at http://www.studegarage.com

John Kirchhoff
10-18-2006, 02:41 PM
Don't use steel faced gaskets!!!! Just ask any motorcycle rider about the eternal triangle of steel, aluminum and electrolysis! Here's the way it works; screw a hard steel bolt into a soft aluminum engine block, wait a few years and then watch how the bolt twists off when you try to remove it. Even more fun is trying to drill the bolt out because the drill bit is somehow repelled by steel but attracted to aluminum. Don't even think about using the "easy outs" or "screw extractors". What a joke! We're all pawns of the easy out consortium! All you do is bust them off in the hole and they're REALLY hard material. That's when you go to your local Ace Hardware and buy $25 worth of aluminum oxide or diamond bits for your Dremel tool and grind out the easy out very UNEASILY. I must admit, this spring I used every four letter word invented many times over and in unusual combinations after I ground out the easy out, THEN busted off a tap trying to thread the blind hole in the motorcycle engine crankcase half! That was a very expensive hole to thread!

John Kirchhoff
10-18-2006, 02:41 PM
Don't use steel faced gaskets!!!! Just ask any motorcycle rider about the eternal triangle of steel, aluminum and electrolysis! Here's the way it works; screw a hard steel bolt into a soft aluminum engine block, wait a few years and then watch how the bolt twists off when you try to remove it. Even more fun is trying to drill the bolt out because the drill bit is somehow repelled by steel but attracted to aluminum. Don't even think about using the "easy outs" or "screw extractors". What a joke! We're all pawns of the easy out consortium! All you do is bust them off in the hole and they're REALLY hard material. That's when you go to your local Ace Hardware and buy $25 worth of aluminum oxide or diamond bits for your Dremel tool and grind out the easy out very UNEASILY. I must admit, this spring I used every four letter word invented many times over and in unusual combinations after I ground out the easy out, THEN busted off a tap trying to thread the blind hole in the motorcycle engine crankcase half! That was a very expensive hole to thread!

Stewart Selid
10-21-2006, 04:34 PM
I've decided to go with the copper although some have recommended steel. There doesn't seem to be any electrolysis related corrosion on the head and I know it's been on there for forty years anyway.Thanks for the part no. and head info.Thanks all and thanks to Bob kapteyn and Olsons Gaskets.

Stewart Selid
10-21-2006, 04:34 PM
I've decided to go with the copper although some have recommended steel. There doesn't seem to be any electrolysis related corrosion on the head and I know it's been on there for forty years anyway.Thanks for the part no. and head info.Thanks all and thanks to Bob kapteyn and Olsons Gaskets.