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perksy

posted on 5/2/16 at 08:00 PM Reply With Quote
Gaskets for Classics - Anybody Used Them ?

Just about to embark on a stripdown and rebuild of a mates Ford Pinto from a Mk 2 Escort RS2000 he is restoring

I've come across a company called 'Gaskets for Classics' and just wondered if anybody had used them for gasket sets and/or head bolts ?


You can't beat Locostbuilder knowledge, so thought I'd ask here for any opinions on them

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Thanks

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mcerd1

posted on 5/2/16 at 08:40 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by perksy
Just about to embark on a stripdown and rebuild of a mates Ford Pinto from a Mk 2 Escort RS2000 he is restoring

I've come across a company called 'Gaskets for Classics' and just wondered if anybody had used them for gasket sets and/or head bolts ?


You can't beat Locostbuilder knowledge, so thought I'd ask here for any opinions on them

PM if you'd rather


Thanks


not used them, but if the same as these guys on ebay they aren't really much cheaper than burton power for most things and some bits look more expensive than burtons

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/GASKETS-for-CLASSICS/FORD-PINTO-/_i.html?_fsub=13094580&_sid=189552204&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322


but for a std pinto any decent local motor factor should still get them - even euro car parts still stock them !

pinto's are still very well supported





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perksy

posted on 5/2/16 at 08:51 PM Reply With Quote
Your right there isn't much difference between them and Burtons and Burton service has always been really good to be fair

I noticed they were a UK company and just wandered if anybody had tried them

To be fair I'm sure it'll end up being Burtons for all the bits anyway

Nice to be working on an 'old school' engine to be honest, Have a bit of a soft spot for the Anchor

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Adamirish

posted on 6/2/16 at 12:33 AM Reply With Quote
I have dealt with burton's over the past few weeks rebuilding a Xflow. They have been great. I couldn't find the bits cheaper, delivery has been fast and after my issue with the head gasket they have been fantastic with returns too. They seem very knowledgeable on the phone too.

I ended up getting my HG from engineparts.co.uk. They stock some race parts for older engines so they maybe worth a chat for anything burton's haven't got.

Just to add, I agree with loving the older engines. I have rebuilt a couple of zetecs and a bit of jap stuff over the years. My little Xflow was a breathe of fresh air! Really enjoyable. I'm sure you will find the same. Just simple technology, love it!

[Edited on 6/2/16 by Adamirish]





MK Indy 1700 Xflow

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gregs

posted on 6/2/16 at 09:38 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by perksy
Just about to embark on a stripdown and rebuild of a mates Ford Pinto from a Mk 2 Escort RS2000 he is restoring

I've come across a company called 'Gaskets for Classics' and just wondered if anybody had used them for gasket sets and/or head bolts ?


You can't beat Locostbuilder knowledge, so thought I'd ask here for any opinions on them

PM if you'd rather


Thanks


I've used them several times - top quality last time for my Pinto (elring bolts & victor reinz gasket) although not listed as that - also stock the 'top hat' pinto stem seals - a must with a high lift cam. Shipping always quick - in summary, no problems!

Personally i'd always rather use a good small retailer.

Greg

[Edited on 6/2/16 by gregs]

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GeoffT

posted on 6/2/16 at 10:09 AM Reply With Quote
Another vote for Gaskets for Classics, used them several times, decent quality kit and reliable service every time.
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