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MORE Cylinder head refurb (continues) 05-12 Feb 2006
The head after it got painted
The front crankshaft pulley with a coat of black paint
After the rocker cover was lifted off...
This is where the crankshaft pulley fits
The old crankshaft oil seal
All the crud cleaned off
Quick coat of etch primer
Followed by more black
Came up nicely
After it dried.....
New water pump.
This is the pump wet side
The location for the pump. Spot the three bolt holes for the
securing bolts. I cleaned off the excess paint from the sealing
Three bolts with washers and spring washers, and it's on....
I threw on a quick coat of heatproof paint onto the stainless
downpipe that I aquired second hand.
Looks pretty good
Especially with the paint on all of it
This is a job that would be a nightmare to do if the head was on.
Replacement of the grommet in the firewall where the heater pipes
fit through. First of all I lubricated the rubber pipes and grommet,
and detached the grommet from the firewall, and pulled it towards
me. Eventually it came free....
Out with the old, and in with the new.....
The 2 hoses still in situ.
Now, the lower heater hose is larger at the engine end than at the
firewall end. So you can't get the grommet back over the heater
hose. So you have to disconect the heater hose from the heater
matrix by undoing the jubilee clip holding it on. Access is from
behind the pedals with a long screwdriver. Not easy, and quite
You can clearly see the clip here.
This is the lower hose once off....
Give it a good squeezing, and get all the rusty crap out of it......
Next you pre-fit the grommet to the hose. Use a mild soapy solution
here as a lubricant.....
Push the hose and grommet into position. Slide the top hose into
place through the top hole in the grommet. Before pushing the
grommet firmly home, make sure that the bottom hose is in place on
the heater matrix, and secure it with the jubilee clip that you
Then waggle the grommet into place on the firewall, and conect up
the heater hoses to the engine
The new cambelt idler roller
And it's other side
This is a light interferance fit into the recess on the oil pump.
When I painted this area, I made sure that I masked off the bore of
this hole. The securing bolt for the roller is much skinnier than
the size of the bore through the roller. Don't force the roller into
place using the bolt..... guide it in nice and square.. and then
secure with the bolt....
A few more pieces bolted onto the head
I put the head onto the block loosely just to make me feel a little
bit happier with the progress.... Can't wait to get this
The next task (this weekend) is to fit the studs to the new exhaust