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  1. #1721
    nice gauges tim.
    neil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mygasser View Post
    nice gauges tim.
    neil.
    Thanks Neil.

    Cheers. Tim W.
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    After painting I re-fitted the radiator shroud and fan then bubble wrapped it for storage.



    And with a dry weekend ahead I set my stall out.



    Off with the inlet manifold



    And off with the valley gasket!! Ouch!!



    That cams got to go!



    Valve cover and Rockers off.





    Head off, bores don’t look bad!





    Other side much the same.



    There’s supposed to be a bolt head somewhere!!




    And the other head off.



    I’ve covered the block up for now so I clean and sort the heads in the shed, they can go into storage (in the Pop) whilst I look at the block.

    Thanks for looking, more when I do more.

    Cheers. Tim W.
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    Eurgh! That's similar to my 2.0 engine sludge pit!
    Cracking on Tim
    Layabout.

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    All my rovers looked like that when you strip them down, totally unloved get yourself a 25 litre container and cut it sideways so you can immerse the heads in with your favourite cleaner

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morris460 View Post
    Eurgh! That's similar to my 2.0 engine sludge pit!
    Cracking on Tim
    If I can get mine looking like yours Paul I'll be a happy man.

    Quote Originally Posted by jsf55 View Post
    All my rovers looked like that when you strip them down, totally unloved get yourself a 25 litre container and cut it sideways so you can immerse the heads in with your favourite cleaner
    Nice one John, I had wondered where to start.

    Cheers. Tim W.
    They say "life's a Crap Shoot" - Sure would be nice to have some Shoot for a change !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mygasser View Post
    nice gauges tim.
    neil.
    I'll second that nice set up there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fegsta View Post
    I'll second that nice set up there

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    Thanks Tim.

    Cheers. Tim W.
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    Started to strip the heads down…



    I intended replacing the springs, but this would have made my mind up anyway.



    As a Rover virgin, I do have a question…

    All the rebuild stuff I have talks about discarding the old “Valve Stem Oil Seals” but when I stripped the heads, I didn’t see any to discard!!
    Looking at Rimmers they sell the post 94 poly type but the pre 94 (mines 11A13133 a 79-80) have the “Tap Washer” type on the inlet valve only!
    My question is do others fit them? Should I fit them?
    Here’s a couple of photos of one of the heads if it helps.





    Thanks for looking, more when I do more.

    Cheers. Tim W
    They say "life's a Crap Shoot" - Sure would be nice to have some Shoot for a change !!

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  10. #1730
    Personally after doing more than a few head jobs i would have the guides pushed out and the later valve guides fitted with the proper seals, the flat washer jobbies aren't worth a **** if you can afford it some new valves and the faces re cut and they will last years.

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    hi tim,
    the last rover i did i used small block ford umbrella seals, same as real steel recommend for small block chevy's as they have rubber washers/o rings too. must be a gm thing (rover was a buick engine).
    neil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsf55 View Post
    Personally after doing more than a few head jobs i would have the guides pushed out and the later valve guides fitted with the proper seals, the flat washer jobbies aren't worth a **** if you can afford it some new valves and the faces re cut and they will last years.
    Thanks John, but I'm not going to have the funds for that much work mate!!
    As a buy the way what do you use for locking/lubricating the head bolts please, any old locktite?

    Quote Originally Posted by mygasser View Post
    hi tim,
    the last rover i did i used small block ford umbrella seals, same as real steel recommend for small block chevy's as they have rubber washers/o rings too. must be a gm thing (rover was a buick engine).
    neil.
    Thanks Neil, may look at that as a more cost effective route.

    Cheers. Tim W.
    They say "life's a Crap Shoot" - Sure would be nice to have some Shoot for a change !!

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  13. #1733
    Just cleaned the threads up and put them in never used any lube on mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsf55 View Post
    Just cleaned the threads up and put them in never used any lube on mine
    Nice one John, thanks mate.

    Cheers. Tim W.
    They say "life's a Crap Shoot" - Sure would be nice to have some Shoot for a change !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mygasser View Post
    hi tim,
    the last rover i did i used small block ford umbrella seals, same as real steel recommend for small block chevy's as they have rubber washers/o rings too. must be a gm thing (rover was a buick engine).
    neil.
    Had a look Neil, did you put them on just the inlet or all valves?

    Cheers. Tim W.
    They say "life's a Crap Shoot" - Sure would be nice to have some Shoot for a change !!

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  16. #1736
    Quote Originally Posted by v8pop View Post
    Had a look Neil, did you put them on just the inlet or all valves?

    Cheers. Tim W.
    all of them mate.
    neil.

  17. #1737
    Ooh, thats an unloved engine
    Agreed, fit the Chevy seals on all 8 valves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mygasser View Post
    all of them mate.
    neil.

    Thanks Neil.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackpopracing View Post
    Ooh, thats an unloved engine
    Agreed, fit the Chevy seals on all 8 valves.
    Yeah she's seen better days Mark.

    Cheers. Tim W.
    They say "life's a Crap Shoot" - Sure would be nice to have some Shoot for a change !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackpopracing View Post
    Ooh, thats an unloved engine
    Agreed, fit the Chevy seals on all 8 valves.
    i guess you meant ford seals mark as chevy's had the 'o' ring type too like a rover. all 16 valves?
    neil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mygasser View Post
    i guess you meant ford seals mark as chevy's had the 'o' ring type too like a rover. all 16 valves?
    neil.
    Nope? Chevy have them too. got them on mine.

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