Volvo Engine head porting / port matching prep work !
Music : Mr oizo and Gaspard Augé "tricyle express"
Step two in the project :
Gasket matching is a good way to improve the flow in your head (engine
heads only) and to avoid the bad turbulences where they are not supposed to
be : between parts.
It's the first step in your porting job that you should think about ,and do
with your brain and hands.
The castings patterns are often quite "bad quality" (or i should say the
consequence of the application of a mass production process ) and it's the
way to start this kind of job.
Volvo 740 valve adjustment
This car and it's and owner are very special to me. Back in the day, they
called this car a 7 passenger Ferarri. I remember the funny Volvo TV ad's
comparing both cars. It is a 1988 turbo
Volvo 740 2.3 liter 4 cylinder with mechanical shim and bucket valve
adjustment discs. Very simular to the older 1.6 liter VW water cooled
engines like the Rabbit and Scirocco. This Volvo has 272k miles on the
clock, 155k miles on a rebuilt engine and rebuilt head without any valve
adjustments. I rebuilt the entire engine in 2003. Recently the idle quality
became rough and spark plugs started to foul when the two front cylinders
valve seat and valve wear absorbed the valve lash clearances to almost
nothing. This car belongs to a very special client. She'll never know how
many hours I have invested in keeping this turbo Brick going.
Volvo 240 head gasket (part 17)
The cylinder head is placed into position with a new head gasket. this head
has been resurfaced as well as new seals and shims for the re-adjusted
MGB Cylinder Head Skim
Anthony at CK Motor engineers in High Wycombe skims the head of our Project
A previous reconditioner had skimmed the head and block out of true, so one
side of each was higher than the other. Anthony corrected this on the CKM
lathe by skillfully setting the lathe bed up after numerous checks and
How to Reseat / Lap Valves (Basic Valve Job)
In this video i'm explaining how to reseat or lap valves in a flathead or
overhead valve engine. Also can be called a valve job, but this is not a
complete valve job. I also used to much valve grinding compound, it does
not require a whole lot. Usually when a engine needs this done is when a
engine has low compression that is found to be leaking around the valves,
or sometimes a engine will backfire do to the valves not closing
completely/properly. Thanks for watching.