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Old 12-19-2015, 09:18 PM
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A little bit of history on this car, My father in law bought this car from original owner in 1972 with 74xxx on od. My wife went to Disney World with her brother in this car in 1976 for Bicentennial celebration and has very vivid memories of the trip. This car is a family heirloom that has been neglected for 35 years. Now I have the responsibility of bringing her back to her glory days. I have always been a Chevy guy and have built many show quality high performance chevys through my life but this FE ford is very unique and interesting. Thanks to all the members on this site for your help on this project and in general in the understanding of how this great classic should be built.
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This car has bent so many pushrods it is unbelievable, how is this possible? I found that the valves were almost all glued shut and a couple of bent valve. I disassembled the heads, totally cleaned everything and replaced 2 bent valves. Painted the heads black and everything looks beautiful now.
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Old 12-19-2015, 10:04 PM
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This car has bent so many pushrods it is unbelievable, how is this possible? I found that the valves were almost all glued shut and a couple of bent valve.
When gasoline gets old it turns to varnish. That is what glued your valves shut. On a car that hasn't run for many years you should remove the rocker arms and tap on the valves with a rubber mallet. If it feels solid the valves are stuck. Shoot some carburetor cleaner down the valve stems. That usually does the trick.

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I pulled the heads, disassembled everything and cleaned them up like new. Replaced 2 bent valves and lapped the valves. This being a 74+ truck engine it has hardened valve seats and everything looked good.
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Spent yesterday afternoon cleaning up pistons and cylinders and started reassembly. Fresh oil, new lifters and pushrods. engine really cleaned up well.
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The bolt that goes into this hole is undercut:



The bolt heads look the same but one shoulder is smaller in diameter; one on each rocker shaft assembly. This ain't your run of the mill Chevy.
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Did you do all that work without removing the engine from the vehicle?

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Yes, I just pulled the intake and heads. Pulled all the valves out and degunked everything and replaced 2 bent valves. The intake valves were glued in place by foul gas. Since I had it all apart felt it was a good time to clean it up and paint what I could. It is a few odds and ends from being ready to start.
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That's a lot of work and the castings are very heavy. If your valves were bent by the pistons you got lucky, as the damage could have been much more extensive. I hope everything goes well. - Dave
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