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hope you orderd a James top end set.comes with everything your gonna need
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When you’re putting your heads back on, make sure you align them with the intake manifold before you tighten your head bolts.

I ran Wiseco hi comp pistons and the thin copper gaskets on a ‘76 for 10+ years with no issues.
My 1st two H-Ds were flatheads. The KHK used no head gasket at all, just a coat of aluminum paint on the mating surfaces. The trike used a plain copper gasket and we would use the aluminum paint on both sides of that gasket.
Not being one to change my spots, I used the same type paint on the plain copper XL head gaskets too and never had any problems.

Just don’t use any gooey stuff that might clog an oil return.
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While you are in the head, you might take out the valves and inspect the seats, if a bit rough you can wipe on some lapping compound and hand lap them to renew the seats. When they are right, they will hold gasoline and not pass any through the valve seats. It is really easy to incorrectly adjust the valves and burn a valve/seat if you do it wrong. It is only as good as the last guy who worked on it. Pity to scrape everything clean and leave a leaky valve.
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Tim the grim,, I did see a video on that so ill make sure that happens. That would explain the problems I had with my manifold.11840,, I also have a friend that's going to walk me to doing a valve job. You're right,it would be a shame to go through all this and not make sure it's perfect.
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