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New 1800cc heads

Discussion in 'Engine & Transmission' started by Aspudis, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. Aspudis

    Aspudis Active Member

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    Yeah I think I’ll give the silicon a miss. My gut said not to use anything, it just felt wrong. Thanks.
     
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  2. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Glueing them together has been done by bad builders since forever:(. Good clean mating surface the best way:).
    Cheers
     
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  3. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    I have always used RTV Hi Temp silicon at the base of the cylinders.
     
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  4. Aspudis

    Aspudis Active Member

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    Any threadlocker on the exhaust studs etc??
     
  5. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    I’m no expert, but mate is.
    Built several motors under his instructions of “ do this, do that”

    All we did with exhaust studs was copper paste under the nuts
     
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  6. Aspudis

    Aspudis Active Member

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    She lives!!!!

    New heads, new seals/gaskets and new rings, engine back in, painted most of the tinware etc, rewired all the engine bay electrics, turned the key...... and with a bit of encouragement she eventually started!

    Couple of hot laps around town and she’s running pretty well. Bit of hesitation when I first accelerate but I think some tinkering with the carbs will fix that.

    Thanks for all the help fellas.
     
  7. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Hot laps are ok :) just make sure there are some cool :cool: and luke warm ones in there as well ;) ..... all part of running the engine in :D
     
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  8. Aspudis

    Aspudis Active Member

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    Yeah I didn’t actually mean ‘hot laps’ haha. It’s been more of a careful drive around and putting the engine under load etc. so far so good :D
     
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