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Dobson Gaskets is a leading UK manufacturer of gaskets and sealing products

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E Dobson and Co [Gaskets] Ltd
Unit 1
Holme Mill Ind Estate
Fell Lane
West Yorkshire
BD22 6BN

Call Us Now

+44 (0) 1535 607257

Call Us Now

+44 (0) 1535 607257

Opening times

Mon - Thur 8.00 - 17.00
Fri 8.00 - 16.00

A Classic Car Gasket

Classic Car Gaskets

We have been making gaskets for over 50 years and have a skilled team that can manufacture vintage and classic car gaskets from templates, drawing or the physical components. Whether producing a one-off or a large batch, we apply the same meticulous approach, in many cases hand-finishing the components.

Cylinder Head Gaskets

Cylinder Head Gaskets

Typically fabricated from composite materials, more traditional metals such as copper or combinations of the two.

Exhaust Gaskets

Exhaust Gaskets

We manufacture a wide range of exhaust head gaskets, often in steel or copper to suit the components of the vintage vehicle.

Manifold Gaskets

Manifold Gaskets

manifold and non-asbestos or auto specific compound materials.

Sump Gaskets

Sump Gaskets

Sump gaskets are often manufactured from oils, fuel and alkali resistant composite materials such as nitrile bonded cork.

The Manufacture of Vintage Engine Gaskets


Over the years, we’ve worked with individuals and bulk customers, such as car clubs or vehicle component suppliers, to fabricate head, exhaust, sump and manifold gaskets for a multitude of classic cars including Bentley, Rolls Royce, Hillman and many others.

Manufacturing Process

We combine modern manufacturing using CAD and CNC or die-cutting, along with traditional hand-finishing skills to ensure the finished quality of the gasket. Our process typically includes:

    1. Your drawing, gasket or component is planned out in CAD
    2. We help you select the right material
    3. We sometimes create templates for client approval prior to manufacture.
    4. The approved gasket is either cut using die cut, CNC machine or water jet.
    5. The gasket is finished, often by hand, including deburring
    6. The finished gasket is closely checked against the original

The Manufacturing Proccess Of A Classic Car Gasket

Classic Car Gasket Materials

A wide variety of gasket materials are available to suit the vehicle, whether modern composite materials using graphite and rubber, or more traditional vehicle gasket materials such as cork and copper.

We hold a large stock of classic car gasket sheet materials and our experienced team will be happy to offer guidance in specifying the right material.

Gasket Sheet Guide

Material Application Temp range Max PSI/BAR
Non-Asbestos Products  manifold / head gaskets / shims min -50 max 450 °C 100 BAR
Metals  manifold / head gaskets / shims min -250 max 550 °C 250 Bar
Graphite  manifold / head gaskets min - 100 max 500 °C 250 Bar
Various Rubbers and cork  rocker cover / sump min - 20 max 90 °C 10 bar
Foams and Sponges  light cluster seals min -20 max 100 °C 10 bar

Talk to a Technician

Our highly experienced technicians can advise you on the best sheet materials and manufacturing processes for a wide range of gasket applications.

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The Types of Vintage Vehicle Gaskets we Fabricate

We recently produced a short run of head gaskets for the Rolls Royce owners club, and regularly produce gaskets for all types of engines, exhaust systems and transmissions. Our clients have included automotive manufacturers, classic car clubs, vintage motorcycle clubs and vintage marine boat organisations. We’ve also fabricated engine and vehicle gaskets for the farming sector and where older engines are used in heavy industry.

  • Classic and vintage automotive gaskets
  • Heavy duty engine gaskets
  • Diesel engine gaskets
  • Agricultural machine gaskets
  • Motorcycle engine gaskets
  • Marine engine gaskets

Case Study

Gasket Sheet Materials

We supply a vast range of gasket materials, available to buy directly or order from us. For more information visit the Gasket Sheet Materials page

  • PTFE Gasket Sheet
  • Rubber Gasket Sheet
  • Spiral Wound Gasket Sheet
  • Teflon Gasket Sheet
  • Viton Gasket Sheet
  • Graphite Gasket Sheet
  • Novus Gasket Sheet
  • Flexitallic Gasket Sheet
  • Closed Cell Foam Gasket Sheet
  • Neoprene Foam Gasket Sheet
  • Sponge Gasket Sheet
  • Durlon Gasket Sheet
  • Grafoil Gasket Sheet
  • Paper Gasket Sheet
  • High Temperature Gasket Sheet
  • Head Gasket Material Sheet
  • Exhaust Gasket Sheet
  • Fiber Gasket Sheet