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Iron I had changed my thoughts when they held liquid. My bad!
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…... Even the machinest noticed the incorrect crosshatch...….
I don't think the cross hatch from the hone was incorrect, but never honed at all. Just bored.
Look at the last pic in post #25. I've never seen a hone leave a pattern like that no matter how it was used.
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Need speed. I think he lowered the piston and went in there with some sandpaper thinking he was doing some good to help seal the rings. An old small engine repair trick.
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My home made valve spring compressor. Guides were tight with no play.
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Are those collars aluminum?
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No everything is steel. I only tacked it as I didn't want to ruin a Wilton c clamp. In hindsight I should have put it on the other end. But it works for now.
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Chevelle is referring to your valve collars. The part the keepers hold in place.
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They are steel. Unless they make an aluminum magnet. Stainless steel valves, steel guides, steel keepers. I am going to pick up some valve compound and clean the seats up a little. They all look good, and as previous were holding liquid. But figure may as well at this point.
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