Secrets Of Speed Society
Updated 3-24-2017

GASKETS & Info for 1928-1934 Ford four Cylinder Model "A" and "B" engines.
Members of the Secrets Of Speed Society get 10% off these parts.
Image above is the correct torque sequence for all Model A and B cylinder head gaskets.

Our Best Brand head gaskets do not require "sealant" if the decks are flat, near-new,  fresh, unscored and clean. Sealant is built into the gasket.
Name goes to up to sky. Start Torque at 25 pounds, using the sketch above, in numerical sequence and increase incrementally 5 pounds at a time to a final torque of 55 pounds.

ALWAYS re-torque to 55 FOOT POUNDS  a minimum of three (3) times COLD. . . . NO Short Cuts
Run the engine with plain water to its normal running temperature and allow to cool before re-torquing.
By the 3rd tightening, seepage, in most cases, should be gone.
If still weepy, use a good brand of radiator stop leak and run the engine hot for at least 1/2 hour.
Allow engine to completely cool,  drain fluid  and refill with clean water.
Re-torque to 55 foot pound . . .Inspect engine for leaks. Repeat if needed.
Drain and fill with your choice of coolant.

BEST GASKET COMPANY: makes our very special cylinder head gaskets like this:
GraphTite™ consists of a Kevlar reinforced graphite facing material is mechanically bonded to both sides of a perforated steel core.  This modern engineered, high-performance material is rated to a temperature of 1400 degrees-F.  Steel fire rings are installed around the combustion chamber areas of the gasket. 
GraphTite™ head gaskets have superb sealing characteristics, excellent torque retention, and hold up to the punishment dished out by high-performance engines – high quality all the way.  This gasket might be overkill for cruiser engines, but so what . .  extra performance never hurts!
Install GraphTite™ head gaskets; There are two trains of thought. The preference of Scalded Dog Speed Parts is to NOT use any sealant coatings if your head and block deck are new - fresh - and flat. If your assembly is iffy then use a spray-on sealant like K & W Copper Coat or Permatex Copper Spray-A-Gasket.  Always re-torque, no shortcuts. Always re-torque to 55# when engine is cold, NO shortcuts.​

The number one "thing" that blows a head gasket is a combination of high engine torque and heat.
This is the situation found when attempting to run the engine up hill in third gear . . . When you know, in your heart, that it needed to be down shifted.  . . . . Boom!  It also can happen in drag racing and hill climbs with sudden powerful starts.

If you plan on pushing your engine (and want to get home) . . . buy a back up. . . . Our special gasket box can hold up to three (3) head gaskets. Shipping in the USA is $18.50 (subject to change) whether it is 1, 2 or 3 gaskets. Buy a couple extras and save up to $33.00 in shipping and if you're a SOSS member save an additional 10% off your parts order.

Flathead - Cylinder Head Gasket                      

Fits Model A and B engines with up to 4" bore. Compression ratio up to 8:1 CR. This is made from carbon and aramid fiber over inner steel core with steel fire rings around the combustion chamber and coated with a polymer that seals on first run. This type of head gasket is the only head gasket we recommend. It last longer and leaks less. Compresses to about .042". Recommended Torque is 55 foot-pounds. Higher torque settings can warp cylinders. If required, go higher only when used with a Torque Plate.

Riley Two Port "F" Cylinder Head Gasket

Fits Model A and B engines with up to 4" bore. "Best" brand: Carbon aramid fiber bonded to perforated core with steel chamber rings. Crushes to approximately .042". Has copper fire rings. Must be retorqued cold three (3) times. Don't cut corners. This gasket fits original AND "Yapp" reproduction Riley Two Port OHV heads.  Custom made by "Best" for Scalded Dog Speed Parts. This gasket does NOT fit Riley 4 Port heads.

ROOF "F" OHV Head Gasket
(Model A & B Fords)             

​Fits Model A and B engines with up to 4" bore WITH OHV conversions. Fits Roof 101 Cyclone, Jenkins, Alexander, etc. "F" head OHV cylinder head gasket. "Best" brand: Carbon Aramid fiber bonded to perforated core with steel chamber rings. Crushes to approximately .042". Has steel fire rings. Must be torqued cold three (3) times. Don't cut corners. Custom made by "Best" for Scalded Dog Speed Parts. One time use.                                
THIS GASKET MAY FIT MANY OTHER OHV "F' HEAD CONVERSIONS. This gasket does NOT fit Riley Two Port or Riley Four Port heads.

Model B Ford Gasket Set                                                          

Complete Engine Rebuild Gasket set for Ford Model B, 1932 to 1934 flathead.
Made by  the BEST GASKET CO. Fits Model B engines with up to 4" bore. The head gasket is a black & steel carbon fiber sandwiched over a steel core . . . The "black" gasket (it is NOT a copper head gasket). This is the good one!  

We have rebuild kits for Riley Two Port, or Roof 101 Cyclone - call for price

Intake Manifold Gasket - Universal   $4.00 each                       

Fits: Riley Two Port Manifold to head; Roof 101 Cyclone Carburetor to manifold.
Measures:  Center to center of mount holes = 2-1/4", mount holes 3/8" dia., center hole 1-1/2" dia.

Riley Water Outlet Gasket                      
$5.00 each                       

Riley Two Port OHV water outlet (goose neck) gasket        

Roof 101 Cyclone Intake to rocker box each 
$4.00  each               IN STOCK

Exhaust - Intake Gasket                                   
$8.50 each                      

One piece tin and fiber gasket works well with headers.  Can be cut for other applications.
Photo shows both sides.

Roof 101 Cyclone OHV O-Ring set                       $12.95                        

10 High quality precision O-Rings to seal the Rocker boxes to the head.

Roof 101 Cyclone Valve Cover gaskets   
$12.94 - 4 pieces  Neoprene/Cork flat.               
​Questions? Please call (513) 724-0700 or email
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Scalded Dog Speed Parts, 3860 Cain  Run Rd, Batavia OH 45103, USA . Phone (513) 724-0700, EST.