What is the best head gasket to use? Silicon type or copper.
I have always heard copper is the way to go. But I am by no means the most experienced person on here. What kind of head are you running? Some people change their opinion based on what kind of head you have.
I own a 1927 roadster and installed the modern style composite head gasket. After realizing that there was a leak I started over with the copper style gasket with Permatex copper spray. That solved the problem.
Copper Cross my fingers and knock on wood the one I have on the engine now was used from a different engine. Put a good coat of copper sealer and has been good so far. Stock engine and head, neither have ever been surfaced and I used the Ford wrench to torque it down.
I have a stock engine and low head
They all work fine. Any problem with a head gasket can be blamed on installation technique or surface preparation.
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Copper with copper sealant.
Or a very light smear of silicone around the main water holes then tighten down
Ford and More sell a very good head gasket, try them 509-535-7789 Toll free 800-327-1469.