<VV> Stuck valve cover bolt.

Ignacio Valdes ivaldes at hal-pc.org
Thu Feb 15 23:20:53 EST 2018

Thanks, to answer your question, it is on a 1964 Monza Coupe with the 2
carb 110 (I think) Hp engine. Does this frame have to have the engine
lowered to take the drivers side head off? -- IV

On Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 12:28 AM, Ignacio Valdes <ivaldes at hal-pc.org> wrote:

> 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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