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Starting to get Excited!

Well, I feel like I turned the corner on my overhaul today. I borrowed a friend's valve spring compressor and pulled the valves and I finally got all the deposits off the exhaust valves. The heads are and ports are nice and clean too.

My friend has a bead blaster and we cleaned up the valves - they look great. I lapped them and there is nice fresh frosting on the valves and seats. My ball-hone and new rings should be here the beginning of the week and I can finally start putting things back together.

New EV27 cam, tappets and pushrods are sitting there waiting to be installed along with a new Torrington bearing and top-end and gear cover gasket kits.

I have some spots to touch up on the frame, I've got to paint the jugs and it won't be long before I can fire it up!
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Nothing quite as sweet as do'n it yourself!

Hope the rest goes smooth for ya!
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when you fire that thing up and it purrs your gonna feel real good ,,,,,congrats
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Thanks , I'm looking forward to it.
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I really like my EV27. A very noticeable power boost and much less detonation. The stock cam exhaust opens very late, holding heat in the head. The EV27 really helps get rid of the heat.
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Chris, I am really looking forward to getting it all put back together. I finished reassembling the heads last night - new valve stem seals, all the carbon cleaned off and out. The rings will be here today.

It will be interesting to see what difference the cam makes and with the top end all freshened up, I'm hoping it will be good for another 40K.

I still have to come up with an inner cam bearing puller. Anybody willing to let me use theirs?
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I still have to come up with an inner cam bearing puller. Anybody willing to let me use theirs?
I use a small slide hammer. It takes a 1/4-20 thread, so I use a 1/4-20 X 2" flathead. I have a washer (sorry, I'm at work and forget what size) that I ground the sides off. The OD is the same as the bearing OD. with the sides ground, it fits inside the bearing if you tilt it. Then just tap it down under the far side of the bearing, and then use the slide hammer to tap it out.
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I use a small slide hammer. It takes a 1/4-20 thread, so I use a 1/4-20 X 2" flathead. I have a washer (sorry, I'm at work and forget what size) that I ground the sides off. The OD is the same as the bearing OD. with the sides ground, it fits inside the bearing if you tilt it. Then just tap it down under the far side of the bearing, and then use the slide hammer to tap it out.
Sounds like a good idea. I will see what I might come up with.

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