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GTAm Valve cover gasket, suggestions?

Got in touch with John at Gaskets-to-go with my query about the above, and I quote:

"How about a rubber/cork gasket? That is often used for valve covers and the like. What thickness do you need.
We have 1.0mm, 2.0mm, 3.0mm, 5.0mm.
Based on what I know so far I think a rubber cork 3.0mm would work."

Anybody out there have opinions, ideas, etc?

Thank you.

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Thank you for the sympathy Pete

Alas, there are many, many more to be solved, but it appears that we are sort of getting somewhere...

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I never had much luck with cork gaskets on american iron.
I would have thought the GTAM cover would use a fibre gasket ~1.5-2.0mm thick like every other alfa twin cam?

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Formula GT and OKP have a.o. new small heads and more parts for these engines. Won`t the gaskets they use for these fit?
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Formula GT and OKP have a.o. new small heads and more parts for these engines. Won`t the gaskets they use for these fit?
They don't have anything for GTAm valve covers.

Thank you for the links,

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They don't have anything for GTAm valve covers.

Thank you for the links,

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is the new made small head and cover different form the old one?
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Good engine shops used to rebuilding classic car engines most of the time have relation with companys who can make gaskets to order.
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Hi Albert

I am a bit surprised you are in a dilemma! Before the `classic` market took off and supplies became more prolific, I used to `make` gaskets rather than purchase expensive OEM stuff.

You could buy sheets of cork, grey gasket sheets - containing asbestos? - a soft hammer and just gently hammer against the edge of the part to act as a `knife`and form the gasket. Time consuming but not difficult and much lower cost!

A solution for you?

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thanks for the link!

Looks like OKP behind it? same set up of site and listed parts.
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Hi Albert

I am a bit surprised you are in a dilemma! Before the `classic` market took off and supplies became more prolific, I used to `make` gaskets rather than purchase expensive OEM stuff.

You could buy sheets of cork, grey gasket sheets - containing asbestos? - a soft hammer and just gently hammer against the edge of the part to act as a `knife`and form the gasket. Time consuming but not difficult and much lower cost!

A solution for you?

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Hello Richard, I have made many gaskets the old fashioned way, but this outfit in Thailand, can make them for $12ea.
Much easier and less expensive. Plus, they are die cut.
Win win.

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Thank you!
This is the part, but as you can see the Thai version is just as good and the price is unbeatable.

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Hi Alberto

Old dogs and new tricks...

Pleased you found a source....can you share it? Or did i miss a link?

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Old dogs and new tricks...

Pleased you found a source....can you share it? Or did i miss a link?

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Here you go Richard:

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