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Old 11-20-2007, 03:24 PM   #41
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semi-done:


finished:




that's all I got, nothing of the runners....not that smart.
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Old 11-20-2007, 04:01 PM   #42
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looks great man, i plan of doing a similar job to my 1.8 head, that is unless you want to do it for me
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Old 11-20-2007, 04:26 PM   #43
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I didn't do the work. I just took pictures of it and installed and it enjoyed it.

NeoGenesis2004 did the work.
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Old 11-20-2007, 06:47 PM   #44
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let me clarify, my question isn't what is needed for the actual port and polish, but what tools I need to take the related parts apart and put them back together. I read Hakunas article on the DIY port/polish, and apparently I need to take off the valve train, cams, etc. I am confident in my ability to do this, I just need to know if there are any specific tools needed to do this. If so, what are they?
You'll need one of the giant c-clamp style valve spring compressors. Because of the way our heads are designed the small and convenient tools don't work.

You'll also need a short piece of 1" thick wall pvc pipe to extend the tools grip with. Otherwise you risk damage to the lifter bores. I used a piece of 1" steel tubing and gouged up my lifter bores a bit, I was able to polish it out, but that head makes a lot more racket than the other two I've done.

You will also need a valve lapper. You can get the manual ones that are a suction cup on a stick, but they are slow and hurt your hands. Spend the do on one with a crank lever on it. I normally use coarse grit lapping compound, fine grit compound, and then mothers polish for the last go round. I like my valve seats shiny as hell before I re-assemble.

Search M.Net for this kind of info, I know I saw pics of the tools needed over there.
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Old 11-20-2007, 08:09 PM   #45
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the c-clamp style ones suck ***.

I used this snap-on one:


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Old 11-20-2007, 08:40 PM   #46
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much better tool without a doubt... but about 25X more expensive. Snap-On = $$$
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Old 11-20-2007, 08:51 PM   #47
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you can buy the same thing on ebay or amazon for $25.
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Old 11-21-2007, 12:57 AM   #48
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or i can borrow it maybe?
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Old 11-21-2007, 03:15 AM   #49
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That ohc tool brain used is what I have. The cheapest I've found them is around $60-70 though. Well worth the money though. They ******* rock! I got mine on ebay.
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Old 11-21-2007, 10:01 AM   #50
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or i can borrow it maybe?
I borrowed it myself, I can probably pick it up again for you.


looks like $50 on ebay....could have sworn i saw a few cheaper:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/UNIVE...spagenameZWDVW
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Old 11-21-2007, 10:14 AM   #51
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Hmmmm, I've got a spare head. Neo you up for some more work?
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Old 11-21-2007, 11:29 AM   #52
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That ohc tool brain used is what I have. The cheapest I've found them is around $60-70 though. Well worth the money though. They ******* rock! I got mine on ebay.
hey i should trade you doing headwork for the use of my welder!
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Old 11-21-2007, 11:36 AM   #53
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hey i should trade you doing headwork for the use of my welder!

that's a fair trade....in my book.
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Old 11-21-2007, 02:23 PM   #54
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thats some nice DIY headwork there.
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Old 11-23-2007, 08:54 PM   #55
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it helps out alot, but in my opinion i would buy a salvage head and do it just incase something goes wrong and you mess up, and also it helps with down time...
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