June 13, 2015
So I cant ride the Bantam, might as well smarten it up a bit. So off with the exhaust ready to paint the very rusty silencer with Rustoleum BBQ paint. Once off, the end fin was removed and then, to my surprise the baffles came out without a struggle. The real surprise was that between the finned end can and the baffles was a copper gasket. The gasket is complete and seems to have a fibrous (asbestos?) padding in the fold.
My question is are these still available? If not, and I don’t really expect them to be, should I anneal the old one or will this ruin whatever the fibrous material is?
Any thoughts gratefully received.
D7/14 hybrid (4 speed with D7 crank etc.) on the road, D10 Bushman awaiting rebuilding.
November 16, 2011
Very neat, don`t remember seeing one of those in 50yrs playing with Bantams. If I find one in my boxes of Bantam bits at least I`ll not be scratching my head.
Fibrous material or asbestos(Surgeon General Warning...as the song goes), will be heat resistant. My way of annealing copper gaskets is to sit them on an old skillet and pop them under the grill for 5mins to get the molecules realigned ready for some squashing again....or whatever the technical terminology is 🙂
NB. Curiosity got the better of me, so went delving....** Please log in to view ** ,thanks to Mike.
** Please log in to view ** Cheap as chips, I`m having one of those, plenty of stock they say so wont be robbing yours Stu 😉 ....forget the annealing malarky, haha.
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