05-03-2012, 06:52 PM
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Pensacola Fla.
Total Cats: 185
A round port I prob would spend money on to fix, they seem to flow the best out the bok of the Limas, But a busted oval port.. nope in the scrap it would go. But I have about 14 or so lima heads, 20+ turbo blocks, who knows how many NA blocks, cranks and rods! lol
But I get where your going with this.
No money build, and you want to gimp it around the yard under its own power.
I thought you were tryin to patch up a DD
Try this then, on the leaking valves... soak with PB/WD or some sort of penatrant oil
Let it sit for an hour to over night, the longer the better.
hit the valve stem real good where it goes in the guide.
Blow it out.
remove the cam, and the 2 buckets
Place the head on its side so the valves face into open air
Take a mid size hammer and a soft (copper/brass/bronze) drift
Place the drift on the valve tip, and wack with the hammer, 6 or 8 times, hard enough to open the valve, but not hit the valve seal with the retainer.
you can fluid test at this point again, hope the leak stops or slows.
If not try whacking it a few more times.
install buckets and cam
rotate the cam till the valves are full open, spray with more oil, and scrub the valve face with an old tooth brush to remove as much crud from the valve face and the seat.
Once this is done, close the valves and fluid test again.
I hope at this point the water will stop or just bead.
now for the head gasket, use a scotch brite pad, and a gallon of diesel fuel in a 5 gallon bucket, scrub all the black coating off both sides the HG.
once that is done, spray down with brake cleaner, to remove any diesel fuel.
Let air dry
Now with copper coat, spray both sides long ways a couple decent med coats, let tack
now on the head and block, spray copper coat the short way across the surface, couple med coats here too.
when its all tacky, assemble the mess, over torque the head bolts by about 10%
have a sammich, somke a cig, cuss the car gods for curising you....let a few hours pass, over night be even better, then add fluids
Is this enough of a redneck/backyard repair for you?