That little sucker is in! And yes, we used a little grease to make it stick.
Well, that was rather un dramatic, and sorry no cursing, or broken things. We only lost another lock key for about ten minutes, but I got small and went in the block to find it. But it was a fun morning in the barn with great pals who came by to share the joy of a quiet morning with a wrench in your hand.
I didnt say what sort of grease? HA. Need fuel to start the morning. Jimmy always shows up with a pile of these. All homemade at Little River Market in Burgess
Some had asked about what sort of spring compression tool we used. Here ya go. Thanks to VanNess Engeneering for the loan.
I just liked this photo. Hey, sometimes its about the art of the tool
This is the valve seat grinder tool
Jimmy getting ready
Lets get busy. Spring compressed and locks in. That’s it. No drama
Time to clean the head. Poor head, it’s been removed so many times, it should have been in the French revolution…. To obscure? mmmm, gotta go back to highschool history… Think “Let them eat cake”
Cleaned up and ready
Gotta make a Valve Cover Gasket
Done! Coated with some High heat Permatex
Wayne torquing.. not tweaking…that was later..
Head on! She started right up. Even compression on all cylinders. Thats it?
Gotta take the chance to clean her up for the rest of the summer.
Next weekend we get her in the water and GO BOATING! A huge thanks to Dave VanNess for the over the phone help, and tools and parts, Jimmy and Wayne for help and all our readers for the fun comments. It’s fun to share the joys and pains of this all.