<VV> Stuck valve cover bolt.

Ignacio Valdes ivaldes at hal-pc.org
Thu Feb 15 01:28:43 EST 2018

 Hi, I have the drivers side head fasteners, push rod tubes, carburetor and
shroud bolts off. The drivers head needs to come off, the passenger side
head does not need to come off. I am reading in the service manual page
6A-21 that you have to undo the rear engine mount and lower it 3 inches to
have the head carburetor mount clear the shroud area and come off. What is
the minimum other than take the passengers side shroud off do I have to do
to the passenger side head area to allow the motor to descend 3 inches for
the drivers side head to come off? -- IV

On Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 10:16 PM, Ignacio Valdes <ivaldes at hal-pc.org> wrote:

> Hi, so I have the rockers off and the stud nuts off.  See picture.The head
> isn't budging though so I am wondering what else I have to take off to get
> the head loose? Do I have to take off the carb?
> Also there is 1 small bolt under the carburetor that is tough to get to
> that I am pretty sure goes into the head. Is there is a trick to taking it
> off? Too small to get my small ratchet in the space.
> Will I need to/should I put new gaskets on the jugs?
> [image: Inline image 1]
> On Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 9:07 AM, Ignacio Valdes <ivaldes at hal-pc.org> wrote:
>> Thanks for all the responses.
>> Answers to questions: The bolt was longer than original which is probably
>> why it seized. It is a normal bolt not automotive grade. I first tried to
>> weld a nut on but the nut would just break off. Yes I tried a left handed
>> drill but it did not work. Then I tried a bolt extractor which did not
>> work. Looks like I am going to have to remove the head and take it to a
>> machine shop.
>> In the cars history the motor has been gone through not by me. It has
>> acorn nuts on the head bolts and Viton rings. Does a service manual help
>> for this such as for torque values on re-assembly? If so, which one?
>> A secondary objective to the broken valve cover bolt is that the motor
>> overheated because of a thrown belt. The motor runs ok but now leaks oil a
>> little. The push rod tubes have Viton but seem to be the source. I would
>> like to change the Viton rings to try and cure the leak.
>> Matt, confirm can I just spin the whole rocker stud to get them off? See
>> above objectives.
>> On Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 8:30 PM, Ignacio Valdes <ivaldes at hal-pc.org>
>> wrote:
>>> Picture of broken valve cover bolt photograph.
>>> On Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 8:29 PM, Ignacio Valdes <ivaldes at hal-pc.org>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Hi, The head broke off on this valve cover bolt. I've tried multiple
>>>> ways of getting it out drilling, weld a nut on,easy outs, without success.
>>>> Professional local shops in Houston Texas I tried are passing on this
>>>> because too old, still on the car, don't want to mess with it, etc.  Any
>>>> advice is appreciated.
>>>> Also, what is the preferred tool for holding the rocker stud from
>>>> spinning when you take the rocker arm nut off?
>>>> -- IV
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