Archive for November 2012

Toyota Hilux 3Y MLS Head Gasket

November 14, 2012

If you can find an MLS head gasket for your engine from Cometic or other provider you should buy it from them, but if you cannot find what you are looking for please ask us for a quotation. We can make MLS gaskets in quantities of one or more. Modifications are no problem, and we can even vary bore sizes or thicknessesĀ  in the same order at no extra charge.

This customer sent us a head gasket for a Toyota Hilux 3Y and asked that we use that to make an MLS head gasket 1.5mm thick, which you can see below.

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Speaker Gaskets, NBR (BunaN) 3.0mm

November 10, 2012

This customer sent us a sketch with dimensions for a speaker gasket to be made using NBR rubber 3.0mm thick. NBR is also known as Nitrile or BunaN. We die cut 100 pieces, as you can see below:



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Hot Bulb Oil Engine Gasket Set

November 10, 2012

A customer sent us a set of paper patterns he cut from some card stock, as you can see below. He also indicated the thickness required, bolt holes sizes, and whether or not passages or holes needed to be sealed (copper folded over). For the innter material we used a metal tang reinforced non-asbestos composite head gasket material made with facings from Interface Solutions (USA). You can see the results below:

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1974 International Truck Carb Block and Gaskets

November 9, 2012

This customer contacted us because he needed insulated carb blocks and gaskets for his 1974 International Harvester truck and could not find them anywhere. He sent us images of the old part along with a scan backed by graph paper (see below). The blocks had to have metal inserts in the bolt holes, so we machined those and inserted them in the spacer material as shown.

One of several scans marked up with dimensions that were sent to us

Image of old spacers

Finished spacers and gaskets

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2 stroke Saab Alloy Bearing Cages

November 3, 2012

I have been extremely remiss in not updating this blog for quite some time. Sheer laziness, and hopefully this post will be the first of many more.

On the left below is an image of a bearing cage we supplied for use in old Saabs. The work was done on a CNC machine, using the supplied cage on the right as a pattern. There was no drawing. The customer supplied a few of the roller bearings for measurement. The alloy is a very tough one, and it was interesting to learn that it was first developed by Japanese aircraft manufacturers doing WWII. We were able to locate that here, imported from a German manufacturer.

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