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    o ring block

     



    I have my block o-ringed with copper wire, just wondering how often should I change the wire? also I read somewhere that mig wire was better than the copper that came with the Isky kit?

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    I use aircraft safty wire against a solid copper head gasket---yo can buy the stainless steel A/c wire in the thickness needed(i think the wire I use is .031) cut the groove .020 deep and the wire is like .010 up---------I have used the Isky tool since in the 70s and don't loan it to any body!!!!!!!!!!!
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    have the isky tool and the rottler boring bar is setup for cutting o rings .i like the isky tool . you can buy wire from mcmaster-car i used inconnel wire about 040 and stick it up out of the deck 010 if your not cutting the head from a receiver groove the MLS gaskets cut down on this work and is about all i use
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    thanks, what is inconnel wire? can mig wire be used? I`m not sure if I can get safety wire locally, what type of business would carry safety wire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrylittlejohn View Post
    ... I`m not sure if I can get safety wire locally, what type of business would carry safety wire?
    A supplier that serves independent airplane mechanics will have it for sure, and in different gauges, but I found it listed at O'Reilly's Auto Parts, a big chain store in the US - Russell 671580 - Safety Wire | O'Reilly Auto Parts I've seen both 0.032" and 0.040" commonly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by terrylittlejohn View Post
    ...what is inconnel wire?...
    Inconel is one of the best high temperature alloys. High end turbo manifolds and exhaust housings, some exhaust valves, and high temperature pressure vessels are made from it.

    I'm not saying you need Inconel so ask the experts above about that. But if you want it and it's not available locally, you can get Inconel wire from McMaster Carr: McMaster-Carr
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Rod Nick View Post
    Inconel is one of the best high temperature alloys. High end turbo manifolds and exhaust housings, some exhaust valves, and high temperature pressure vessels are made from it.

    I'm not saying you need Inconel so ask the experts above about that. But if you want it and it's not available locally, you can get Inconel wire from McMaster Carr: McMaster-Carr
    yep that.s why i use inconel wire it cheap and a next day from mcmaster-carr. most all blower .turbo .and Nos engine i like to use a inconel EX valves ...on the very big bores like 4.625 there not much room on the deck for the wire so thats is why i use it. maybe over kill but it works for me and i find it easer to work with
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    Quote Originally Posted by terrylittlejohn View Post
    thanks, what is inconnel wire? can mig wire be used? I`m not sure if I can get safety wire locally, what type of business would carry safety wire?
    no i would order it and wait for the wire that works for size .but that is how i do thing,s i wait a day or more so i do not have to go back and do a job over . can you get mig wire in 040 ? 035 next is 045 in wire for mig ?
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