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Rex A Lott Steve Kincaid
Newcastle, WA, USA   USA
1976 Triumph TR6 "Trix"
Installing the front and rear engine gaskets. Each one goes between the block and a plate.

I presume these are best installed ‘dry’ without any sealer or gasket maker added.

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chris Platinum Member Chris Roop
Pendleton, OR, USA   USA
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Used parts are negotiable; they look better on your car than in my shop.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2019-02-05 10:38 AM by chris.


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TR3driver Randall Y
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chris Platinum Member Chris Roop
Pendleton, OR, USA   USA
I stand corrected and will change the post above to reflect that.



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poolboy Ken D
Sandy Hook, MS, USA   USA
I like Permatex Copper Spray for that... aerosol sprayed on the gasket makes for a fairly even distribution.



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tapkaJohnD John Davies
Lancaster, Lancashire, UK   GBR
Wot rear engine gasket?
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poolboy Ken D
Sandy Hook, MS, USA   USA
He must be talking about the gasket for the crankshaft's rear oil seal housing.



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POW Peter Wirth
HEBRON, NH - New Hampshire, USA   USA
Speaking of seals, are the packing pieces on ether side of the front sealing block originally wood? My gasket set contains one wood piece. Presumably to be cut in half and trimmed to fit? - Pete

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poolboy Ken D
Sandy Hook, MS, USA   USA
Yes, they were wood, but in the gasket sets that I've gotten there were 2 which are about 1 square inch each....they still needed trimming, but you could not make 2 out of one at that size.



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POW Peter Wirth
HEBRON, NH - New Hampshire, USA   USA
In reply to # 1594506 by poolboy Yes, they were wood, but in the gasket sets that I've gotten there were 2 which are about 1 square inch each....they still needed trimming, but you could not make 2 out of one at that size.

Hmm, Well go figure. I think the piece I've got is big enough for two. Wonder what kind of wood it was originally? Going for authenticity here. Balsa, pine, oak, maple, ceder, ash, birch? Yes, I think birch would be the best. Good enough for Popsicle sticks and tongue depressors. - 'tongue in cheek' Pete

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poolboy Ken D
Sandy Hook, MS, USA   USA
Poplar is what I've read, Pete.



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Rex A Lott Steve Kincaid
Newcastle, WA, USA   USA
1976 Triumph TR6 "Trix"
I put the front plate on over a dry gasket. Contemplated the flow of oil in and out of the timing chain area, then took it apart and added a thin layer of permetex black in a circle around the openings through to the block.

Now how do you install a woodruff key? My first attempt I pounded the timing gear over the key and it just slid back. I think I’ll cinch the key down w a zip tie (near the block) once I get the cog started over the key I’ll cut away the zip tie and drive the gear cog home.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2019-02-05 05:54 PM by Rex A Lott.

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