Head Cleaning and Prep

Round Two – Head Cleaning and preparation.

With heads off first job is to get the camshafts out so we inspect journals, springs valves etc.

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Now out with the valve buckets.

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Next, remove the exhaust manfold.   (haven’t got a clue what a manfold is but I’m sure I suffer from it)

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Here’s Bill using his patented valve collet removal tool.    One hefty blow and they’re out.

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Valve spring and valve removal next.

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Cleanliness is everything so all muck, old gasket and carbon has to be removed.    Copious amounts of white spirit, elbow grease and water and airline and all’s nice and clean.

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Cleaning off the deposit build up.    The heads were pretty good actually.    The engine has done about 50,000 miles since the last rebuild, but generally was pretty good.

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Bill using a very flat metal block and emery paper to clean up the important faces, main head and here in the photo the inlet manifold face.

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Luckily the heads are very good as they have obviously been skimmed in the past, probably at the re-build 10 years ago.    We’re happy they are good enough, flat enough to go straight back on, else we’d be sending them off for skimming.

MORE TO FOLLOW……

 

PLEASE NOTE – these are NOT instructions on how to undertake this job just some pics and words of our experiences, always consult professionals when undertaking any repairs or restorations. (please refer to the disclaimer on our about page)

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