<VV> Engine Disassembly continued

Bryan Blackwell bryan at skiblack.com
Thu Nov 11 16:01:28 EST 2010

I think you should also at least consider having the seats replaced too.  BTW, the last time I had a head done I sent it to the Corvair Ranch and they 'just handled it'.  All new parts - springs, valves, guides, seats, keepers, three angle valve job.  Basically they only re-used the casting and retainers.  I think they were standard iron guides, but I can't recall for sure.  Have you verified the head castings are the same and correct for the engine?


On Nov 10, 2010, at 7:41 PM, Harry Smith wrote:

> I have contacted a machine shop recommended by a friend and spoke with the
> owner today. All this shop does is heads. The owner told me he has done a
> few Corvair heads as well as other air cooled ones such as Porsche and VW.
> My friend met him because he did the heads on his Dad's old Porsche which is
> now a full blown race car and did an excellent job. We agreed he will take
> the heads apart, clean and test them and let me know what parts are needed,
> I will supply all parts. I intend to replace the guides and I have a
> question on them as I have seen two types, bronze and steel, which should I
> use?

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