A warning to CM readers about buying new-old-stock gaskets for classic cars. I recently bought a conversion gasket set on ebay for my 1965 Hillman engine and was dismayed to find a sticker on the set informing me that it contains asbestos.
According to the Health and Safety Executive website (www.hse.gov.uk), it is illegal to supply any article containing asbestos, whether for money or free of charge. I contacted ebay to complain about the site, but who knows how many other sellers might be selling the same items. Robert Peach