Alloy water pump bodies

Posted December 13, 2012 by gasketstogo
Categories: Automobiles

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Here’s another example of a non-gasket project we recently helped a customer with. The customer sent us an automobile water pump body along with the bearing and seal. There was no drawing available, except for one with the bearing dimensions. He liked our quotation and remarked that the price was much better than he could get in the US, so he placed an order for 300 pieces.

The bodies were cast from a strong aluminum alloy, and then machined in a CNC operation. After bead blasting, the machined assemblies were then placed in a vacuum set-up to absorb an epoxy sealant to ensure against any pin-hole leaks. Each unit was then pressure testing under water to check for any leaks.

We shipped those in four 25 kgs boxes via UPS to the USA. The duty charges only amounted to a bit less than $100, well worth it from our customer’s point of view.

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Original pattern pump (L), cast pump (C), and pump after bead blasting (R)

finished pumps

Pattern pump on left, finished pump on right with bearing and seal installed

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Brass Cover for Dyamo/Generator

Posted December 13, 2012 by gasketstogo
Categories: Small Engine Gaskets

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White we primarily deal in gaskets, we are also increasingly involved in helping customers with projects involving casting, machining, rubber and plastic molding, springs, silk screened metal badges, etc. If in doubt, just ask. This is a good example of a non-gasket project we recently worked on.

A regular customer sent us an aluminum cover (see image center below) for an old dynamo or generator. Having receiving our quotation for 300 pcs in brass (0.8mm thick) as requested, he placed the order. But, to be sure that the OD/ID dimensions were correct he sent one of the dynamo assemblies to us. The caution was justified because the cover sits on a very narrow ledge inside a hole, and if it was off by only the slightest amount it would either not fit in the hole or sink all the way to the bottom. The covers we made are much stronger than the original aluminum and look better, and they fit perfectly as you can see below. The dimple in the center is for a hold down arm that slides over to keep the cover in place.

Brass Cover

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Briggs Head Gasket

Posted December 13, 2012 by gasketstogo
Categories: Small Engine Gaskets

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This customer sent us the scan you see below and asked for a quotation for 100 gaskets. The customer made the scan using backing graph paper that can be downloaded from http://www.gasketstogo.com/scans.htm. The graph paper allows us to check to see that the scan prints out in the correct 1:1 size.

The customer specified a metal reinforced graphite head gasket material in 2.0mm. We were able to provide a quote for that quickly and following the customer’s approval we proceeded to fulfill the order, and you can see a stack of the finished gaskets just below the scan image.

Upon receiving the gaskets the customer wrote, “They are PERFECT, great job”, which is always nice to hear, and asked that we provide a link to his website (www.aircooledengpts.com) where these can be purchased. Done. They are replacements for Briggs head gaskets part # 69004 and fit models A H L M S T & Y.*

*Any reference to original equipment manufacturers, there trade names or stock numbers are for identification purposes only.

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Scan made using graph paper available for download and printing at www.gasketstogo.com/scans.htm

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Finished Gaskets

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Toyota Hilux 3Y MLS Head Gasket

Posted November 14, 2012 by gasketstogo
Categories: Trucks

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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 thicknesses  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

Posted November 10, 2012 by gasketstogo
Categories: Electrical/Electronics

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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

Posted November 10, 2012 by gasketstogo
Categories: Uncategorized

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

Posted November 9, 2012 by gasketstogo
Categories: Trucks

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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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