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Good idea - will check this afternoon. I was also thinking a steel 12 inch ruler, the non-flexible type would be good as well.

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Took time to remove the valves this morning, definitely need a good lapping so to speak. Will post pictures later.

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Back from globe trotting. Nice time in Italy, learned a lot from the trip. Favourite place was Riomaggiorie in Chinque Terre. The Roman aspect of Assisi, the Trevi Fountain, Pompei, and the catacombs in Naples. Lots of other highlights but these were at the top of the list. Did visit the Vatican and took a tour. The tour guide, an older lady, balanced the tour between historic and religious development. Good to be home though.

Back to the grind, had a cold so down for three days. Got back to the heads yesterday and started to clean the heads as well - time consuming work to say the least.

Took some pictures of the valve seats. The intake valve seats are relatively good, a light lapping will bring these back to 100%. The exhaust seats are another question. Should clean up fairly well with some medium and lite lapping compound.

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been working on the exhaust valve seats of #2 ans 4 cylinders. #2 exhaust valve seat came out pretty good. Using my Dewalt drill on low speed and it is working quite well. #4 exhaust valve seat is not as good but is a 300% improvement from start, and is quite smooth to touch.

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Will be working on 1 and 3 next.
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Not being as timid with the second head and valve lapping. Not bad product turn out. Checked with my parts guy and the valves are discontinued, so Plan A is in effect. A bit more lapping and I think all will be well. Having the valves and seats smooth and clean will be an improvement in any case. Also not willing to scour the net and find possible substitutes.

Will post pictures of cylinders 1 and 3, and update 2 and 4 after I am finished with valve lapping.

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Finished with the valve lapping. Quite pleased with the results. Gave the intake valves a wee grind as well.

#1 exhaust valve seat before:
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number 1 Exhaust valve before.jpg
After:
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number 1 Exhaust valve after.jpg


#3 exhaust valve before:
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number 3 Exhaust valve before.jpg
After:
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number 3 Exhaust valve after.jpg


Now to get some good degreaser and clean out the exhaust ports and clean the outer head surfaces. Have to scrape the block and check for flatness. Need to order up a gasket set as well.

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Another item I have been wanting to address is the centre stand. It works but can be placed in any position and it will stay there. Just needs some TLC and clean up.

Pictures of centre stand and pin removed:
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Centre stand pin - needs a good clean and lube:
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A much un-loved maintenance item. Gotta do it.

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A little more cleaning done. Cleaned the old gasket off the cylinder block and cleaned the piston tops. Don't need the crap on the piston heads coming off and messing with my work. Here's the right side all cleaned up:
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Want to get the dowels out of the left side so I can check for flatness. Next time round.
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