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Right head off. Not real good news. Lapped the #3 intake with the old valve the put a new valve in - Prusion Blue check looked good. Then I pulled #3 exhaust. I'm checking on finding a place to grind the seats, then buy new valves. All pitted up, way beyond lapping. I know used heads are out there, just would rather keep these if possible. How much can be ground on these? I know the valves can't be because of a thin coating on them.

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This is after a quick lap. Pits too deep to lap out.
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Left head off today. Those cylinders look great. Hopefully the valves will only need lapped. Looking for someone to cut the seats on the right head.

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Today's update: valves out, lapped, will go ahead and get this head recut, too. Will only need to replace 3 intake and one exhaust valve total. Putting Parts-n-More list together. Head gasket is cleaned off the heads. Tomorrow I'll drive over to Pistol Pete's to see what he does for cutting seats.

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Unexpected surprise today. Finally found a machine shop to re-cut the seats in the head. He did it while I stood there - all eight seats done in 10 minutes for 10 dollars! Now to get the valves and other items on order.

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Trust me. You wouldn't find a shop around here to do that for $10. Dang.

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Well, made up for the $$ savings last night and today by ordering about $200 worth of parts. Decided all new valves (well, minus one I already had) were needed as I found pitting and very little Stelite on their seating surface. Wish they were the old kind that could have just been reground.

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Another thing I'd like to do is paint the block, transmission, alternator cover etc. I'll leave the heads, valve and belt covers unpainted - but polished up some. Since the fenders, shelter, and side-tins will be painted a dark metallic green, I think a dark red-ish color for the cases. POR-15 engine paint is available in MG Maroon. I think I'll order a can from Amazon.

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