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Old 02-23-2019, 12:07 PM
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I'm going thru planes and engines of a friend that passed away, before I sell them for the family. Everything is in decent shape with engines being the exception - he didn't oil them when done some 10 plus years ago and they are gummed up. I've freed all but one, which I haven't brought home yet, and I have some stuff on order. One I am having an issue with is discontinued parts, in this case the backplate gasket. My question is does anyone know what this paper thin material is and where can you buy it. If I can get a sheet, then its no big deal to cut out what I need. Thanks. Dan
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What engine If I may ask, Thanks
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Index cards, Manila envelopes, card stock, etc. all work fine if you’re going to cut your own gaskets (smart idea).
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This one is an OS 60 FP. I've also done an OS 46 FX and a Saito 150. The Saito is waiting for the wristpin plastic plugs and a backplate gasket. I'm also adding the choke slide to it. The 46 runs like a champ. I should have gotten more on my buddy's lack of oiling but with him if I insisted, he'd have me do it. Oh well. I've gotten some info that what I'm looking for is gasket paper. If I wasn't retired, I had a good source of the paper large bearings are wrapped with - that would have worked. I've also come across Felpro 3045 - a 1/64 gasket material. I'll stop by our local auto parts store tomorrow and see if they have any.
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Gasket paper is too thick and it will compress and your screws come loose. I’ve tried that before. If you don’t have access to card stock, Manila folders/envelopes, index cards, or any other paper of reasonable thickness, you could use regular xerox paper from your favorite computer printer. Maybe double it up and use two layers.

Dont use automotivr gasket paper though.
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Very good gaskets: ICBIMProducts.com - OS .60 FP Crankcase-510751
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Great source - thanks - I have gaskets on order.

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Dan, they also have an extensive Saito page: ICBIMProducts.com - Saito 4 Stroke Gasket Sets
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