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Old 01-08-2007, 01:36 AM   #21
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Vapor recovery will be relocated to a bracket behind the headlight. I'm not bypassing it.
Theres plenty of room back there. Thats where I had mine.
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Ressurecting a slightly dusty topic. Time hasn't been good to me lately, but recent events are spurring me on. Hope to be done by sometime in April or May. Lot'* of work still needs to be done after teardown.

Things look great on the front bank. Cylinder walls, valves, pistons, and cam lobes are all in GREAT shape.

Enjoy the pics.

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How many miles on that?
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115k on the motor. About 5k on the LIM gaskets and everything above it.

And rememer, I've put this bastard through H E L L and back.
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Wow then, cuz iv seen a lot worse on here, that look pretty good then. but man Shes going to run a lot! better after your done
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I am going to waste a post by asking this.

Are you going to P and P the heads.
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Why do you use zip ties to hold the valves? Just use vice grips.
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Yes, the heads are getting some TLC.

Mike, VICE GRIPS ON THE VALVES? Are you INSANE? These valves will go another 100k on this engine. Besides, I'm not leaving tools attached to my heads.
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Why do you use zip ties to hold the valves? Just use vice grips.
Because if you do that and you mark or mar the valve stems in any way you can destroy the Stem seals and guides when you Remove and replace them

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Why do you use zip ties to hold the valves? Just use vice grips.
I smelled sarcasm in his post.

Motor looks nice for 115k of hell and back. I like the almost total absence of carbon on that middle piston. At least it doesnt look that thick in the pic
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