I rebuilt an early compressor. The only gaskets I could source was the oil reservoir (pan) gasket. I cut new gaskets for the heads. Very tedious as there is a narrow separation between the chambers on each head. Then there is the valve plate between head and case making it even more difficult as you will have to cut 2 gaskets for each. On my next rebuild I will only flush acetone through the cylinders a few times until runs clear. If the compressor turns free and indicates it is pumping I would not disassemble. You can remove pan and check rods and crank journals and wash out the case with out to much labor. You also have to consider the crank seal. You may find at Classic Air I listed below. Years ago I made up a batch of seal conversion to late seal that is easy to find. I no longer have kits. You can make a conversion with out to much pain, I think. I would have revisit what I did. Could make a good web site tutorial that would show step by step conversion.
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