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Polar White and Rust - a restoration epic, can it even be done?

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Apologies for repeating a post that I have just placed in the 'Basic Technical Help' section - but this is part of my project, so I thought why not?

 

As part of my mission to solve the reported 'valve problem' on my car I endeavored to remove the head this afternoon to further investigate (and fix) what appears to be a seized exhaust valve on cylinder number 2.

I removed the carb, manifolds, front cam bolts etc etc and then out came the head bolts - all going smoothly until now...  Basically the head is absolutely stuck solid, it wont budge at all.

So I appeal to the far more knowledgeable than myself - what do I do now to get it off?

I have tried:

- a few subtle strategically placed blows with a wooden block via my claw hammer - but nothing. Should I step up to a club hammer?

- placing a socket extension in the various ports on the manifold side and levering it up with an extension tube - no dice.

I am worried about cracking the head if I get too aggressive with it.

Help required please.

Edited by IanMc

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Head now OFF!!

Yes, thanks Mantaray I had remembered those two bolts.

Herman then showed me a good leverage point and with the help of a long lever it 'popped'.

The offending valve is clearly visible. Onwards and upwards now.

Thanks to all!

 

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Post deleated because it was a post being made in another thread and the website somehow posted it here, wierd !

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Small update this morning as we are off out to the In-laws later, so early start to get my 'fix' -  you know how it is  :)

The block face and piston crowns have been cleaned up, thankfully nothing nasty or unexpected was discovered.

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Then I started on the stripping of the head - removed the thermostat housing (easier said than done!), nuts and rockers removed, then pulled the hydraulic tappets.

 

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Just waiting for a friend to return the valve spring tool I let him borrow and I can get the 7 valves out that (hopefully) are not seized in the head. The problem child was left to soak last night in WD-40 (after angling the head to allow it to 'pool' around the guide to stem interface area).I had hoped for something to have happened overnight - it didn't..

Can anyone recommend a better penetrating fluid or mixture that might work here?

Thanks in advance, have a good day all.

 

 

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