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The valves seem to be okay, no mention of recession. He said the valve seats were showing a bit of wear. Work done was not so much as re-cutting, he just "tickled them" as he put it.
Looking good, was there any feed back from the firm that did you work? Valve recession etc??
That's a clean looking head! Hope the reassembly goes well. I am a bit intrigued by the use of studs for the exhaust manifold . Bolts were normally used by Vauxhall.  - Scotty
Hi guys,

I ended up using another company to do the work and decided against going down the unleaded route. Head was pressure tested, skimmed, oil stem seals replaced, seats re-cut and all the manifold studs replaced. Looking shiny!

Try and get it back together this weekend.

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Time to do membership a different way perhaps . People who want to join could sent in a polite letter ( remember them) with their details on and the club could invoice their paypal account perhaps.  Just a luddite thought! - Scotty
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ho hum..

there is my evening sorted, sifting the real from this lot >

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General Discussion / Re: Chevette breaking
« Last post by clivecoupe on Mar 11, 2017, 12:23:05 »
I am after the rubber channels that the the fron window seal into at the top of the front doors and the lower rubbers and metal channels that the window slides down when lowered!
Can you help with this as I really need to get the window back in the carto move it form work!
Cheers Clive
If your going to get the valve seats unleaded, then you may as well have any worn guides replaced too.  No need to replace any valves, any good engine shop will just recut and lap in your existing ones.
If you replace them you should fit new valves really. And new springs probably. Then you have a reconditioned head more or less.  - Its all about cost as the car won't run much different whatever you do.   - Scotty
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