Yes, the Payen gaskets are readily available, but are only a top end set - they are not the full engine set, which is what I was quoted ££££££'s for.
Top end set is good for most jobs, it got thermostat gaskets, water pump, head and cam carrier, cam cover, inlet valve stem seals etc. You can also buy sump gaskets separately (I've been through 3 so far).
The megabucks set is only for those of us with a complete engine in bits that needs putting together... one day
I dont want to see Payen ever again in my life ! I had to reopen two of my engines because I used their seals.
The 1.5 I rebuilded many years ago using payen, the cam seals were leaking after a few months and I had to take them off and buy original ones. Those are still on and working for the past 5 -6 years.
The last engine I rebuilded was my 16v that is now on my 33. I had all original gaskets, except the crank seal, which I used payen for it.. and you may guess what happened. Leaking seal
The good thing about re-opening that engine was that I also installed race pistons in and other goodies.
Needless to say I put the original seal on the crank afterwards
I dont know if this thing only happened to me, but Mr. Andreas from "Zannetos & Germanos " who has been rebuilding Alfa engines for the past 30 years, also adviced me never to use Payene if I can avoid it as he had some problems as well in the past
... I 'm always here with the bad news , arent I ?