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Old 10-03-2019, 06:56 PM
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Cleaning up 2 Magnum pro 45s after 28 years in a box. I need to replace the back plate and front gaskets on reassembly. No parts are available. Do I need to cut new ones from gasket material or will Loctite flange sealer work?

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A maybe: ICBIMProducts.com - Magnum Crankcase & Head Gaskets

Their gaskets are high quality and they ship fast.
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Sealer will work, but some brands leave a stain. You can cut your own with a sharp Xacto knife. I cut the big circle and sandwich it between the parts to cut the rest use a sharpened tube for the bolt holes. I like the 6 mil poly vapour barrier. File foder cardboard works too, but why bother? It is only going to last as long as the original. The aluminun duct tape is ok for some things too, but not really for that.
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I make my own gaskets from aluminum tape. cheap and easy.

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Hobbsy... thank you. I now have gaskets coming to help rebuild 4 engines. Saves me time and replacing repairable engines. Great gasket supplier.
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You're welcome, every time I get a Saito to rebuild, they get ordered first. I keep this page in a my Favorites: http://icbimproducts.com/gaskets/new...php?groupid=80

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Luckily, with most Saito, you can still buy proper factory gaskets.
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I either cut my own gaskets or donít use one and use sensor safe RTV instead. The better made engines use an o-ring on the backplate, but typically only companies catering the RC cars and trucks machine backplates with o-rings.

For those cutting their own gaskets, 65-80lb card stock or photo paper works well. If you donít have an old gasket to trace, put the backplate itself or the back of the engine on your AIO printer/scanner and make a photo copy on the appropriate paper. Cut it out with a scissors and Xacto knife and youíre in business. I have done this very thing to countless engines.
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