Saturday, July 16, 2011
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Now it gets ugly. Pulled the carbs, smog equipment, intake manifolds, exhaust header. Every bolt and nut came out too nicely. Until the last two. One was stuck - could move back-and-forth a bit with vice-grips, the other stud (behind / below distributor) was already broken off. At my neighbors urging, I elected to go with Metal Disintegrator Machining (MDM) through Jerry's Broken Drill and Tap Removal in Santa Ana California. Glad I did - turns out someone already broke an EZ-Out in the other broken stud. Both studs were removed and threaded inserts were placed. $140 more to the tab, but beautiful results with zero damage to the head.
While it was out, I brought the head to Bob McKray Performance for cleaning and inspection. Head was in excellent shape. Manifold/header mounting area was .008" out-of-flat which was machined flat. Valve seats re-ground. Sandblasted clean - it is a thing of beauty.
|Cylinder Head Before-and-After|