Hi folks. I am trying to replace the head gasket on an old marine gasoline engine. (Palmer PW-27) The old gasket (which i made of unspecified gasket material I had on hand) has blown out between the combustion chamber and one of the head bolts after approximately 10 hours of use.
The engine is a one cylinder, 8ish HP, flat head-type, raw water cooled engine, which I have been told has some internal parts made by Wisconsin.
I have been unable to locate a factory gasket, and plan on making one. Any suggestions for a suitable material would be helpful.
One thought I had was to try to incorporate a piece of flattened copper wire around the perimeter of the combustion chamber with some gasket material sealing up around the bolt holes and coolant passages. Any one have any luck with this "hybrid" approach?
Thanks for any and all advice. Andy Hall Lynn, MA