<VV> Engine Disassembly continued

Mark Durham 62vair at gmail.com
Thu Nov 11 22:46:34 EST 2010

Harry, I know you are in the "car" business, however, things are a bit
different here. Not many know how to do an aluminum Corvair head. I
echo Bryan's comments and send it to someone who does them all the
time. Also, I think the bronze valve guides and tuftrided valves sold
by Clarks are your best bet. Yes, others work just fine, but these
valves are supposed to hold oil better for less wear, and don't cost
any more than other valves.  Mark Durham

On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 1:01 PM, Bryan Blackwell <bryan at skiblack.com> wrote:
> 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?
> --Bryan
> 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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