[Saloon-lovers] Re: Saloons Digest V13 #48

Thanks Lee. Using teflon tape sounds like a good idea (although the
material used was quite britle when I peeled it off). I assume the
teflon tape will take the heat developing in this region?

Per-Age>Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2000 22:30:57 -0500

From: “Lee Scott” oldjags@bellsouth.net
Subject: RE: [Saloon-lovers] Head off

Per-Age,

Sounds like someone used Teflon tape on the threads. You can usually find
it in places that sell plumbing supplies and pipe fittings, etc. Unless
they wound it all the way down the head stud, though, it would only protect
the threaded area. Most of the time, the problem with head removal is caused
by corrosion between the steel stud and the aluminum head, not the threaded
area. When the aluminum corrodes due to being in contact with the steel and
a little moisture, the corrosion expands and essentially locks the head to
the stud. Coat the studs with anti-seize compound, or grease, and you’ll
probably keep the moisture out enough to eliminate the corrosion problem.

Regards,


Lee Scott
Shelby, AL
oldjags@bellsouth.net
'67 420
'71 Series 2 OTS
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Per-Age Krogstad
Stjordal, Norway

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I think the Teflon tape will hold up fine. Unless the engine overheats
badly, the head temperature should not get much above boiling.

Lee

Thanks Lee. Using teflon tape sounds like a good idea (although the
material used was quite britle when I peeled it off). I assume the
teflon tape will take the heat developing in this region?

Per-Age

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