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    Just a tad too many psi's removed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by EH179 View Post
    Just a tad too many psi's removed...
    Makes for a good poster in the garage.

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    14psi hot, working well enough at that

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    Good effort. Mine goes wobbly at the fast end with anything under 16psi

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    Yeah you can feel it start to float around but nothing major

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    Waving to the crowd is always good.

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    So the car never had a radio antenna and like many I'm not too keen on cutting holes in the roof or guards to install one. I got one of those shark-fin-type powered ones and put it inside, but it never really worked too well when moving, which kind of defeats the point.

    Then I had a thought, with the XA side mirrors there is a fair bit of empty space in there. So I pulled the antenna apart and threw away the bulky parts, soldered on an earth wire and covered the lot in hot glue. It now resides in the driver side mirror housing.



    Reception probably still isn't quite as good as a proper aerial but it works in most areas.

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    Oops.





    Looks like I will be changing to dual valve springs sooner than anticipated.

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    Solid lifter with a single spring?

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    At the moment yes, they've done around 7,000km now so possibly just bad luck. I originally bought them to run with a shorter duration hydraulic cam then changed that out because it was a bit lacking.

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    OK small update but at least its moving forward again.

    Some of the valve tips were looking a bit ordinary especially where someone appears to have got carried away bevelling the edges. I bought the heads with the valves many years ago and haven't really touched them. So I figured I may as well replace the valves while I was at it and bought some new ones.. only to discover the old ones had 5 thou oversize stems, apparently an old Yella Terra trick to avoid replacing guides. Which meant k-lining the guides, which meant re-cutting the valve seats. Finally some very cautious tidying up of the chambers around the freshly cut seats and I was eventually back to square one!

    Cut the spring seats to 1.550" and the guides to 0.500":


    Used an internal locator seat 0.060" thick and some nice small diameter stem seals:


    Locks are -0.050" to give me 1.750" installed height so I have the option to change to 1.800" easily in future and can run a reasonable diameter spring with these seats too.

    Heavy-duty cycle in the kitchen-based parts washer (CRC immediately afterwards to prevent rust) to get rid of the last of the swarf and ready for assembly.

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    Yeh yella terra where good like that. Any other upgrades on the ol heads?

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    No further grinding this time, they've had a fair bit done over the years which I keep them when in reality it would have probably been better value to just buy a set of dash 3s and be done with it.

    New valves, springs, retainers, locks and stem seals. Cleaned and chased all threads.

    I might be tempted to do a bit more work on the manifold before it goes back together, would be a shame not to improve something while its apart...

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