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Old February 2nd, 2018, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Don Cavey View Post
...I had never heard of pounding out a gasket with a ball peen hammer until I saw it done on the road, in convoy in Colorado in 1969! So, yes, they did do it that way.
My dad, who owned a motorcycle shop for a time in the '70's, had a small ball peen hammer that I was absolutely NOT allowed to use for anything because it was his gasket hammer. Later, when I was trying to fix Fiats & Alfas, he showed me how to use it properly, and I learned the method was much more effective than scissors and a paper punch.
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Old February 2nd, 2018, 08:28 AM
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creating your own paper gaskets is a lost art. Thank god that we have the right stuff to replace them.
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I am gonna give it a shot tonight! I picked us some gasket material. .45 shell casing may be close to the correct hole size to pound out. Top it off with a bit of RTV and call it a night.
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