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Old 04-30-2012, 10:06 PM   #1
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Default Book or video how to do valve job 40 Ford

My '40 needs a complete valve job and I have never done one. I have the heads and intake off with the engine still in the car. I can do it if I had a video or book to show me step by step how to do it. Any one know of a video, book, or something that would give me the help I need?
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:40 PM   #2
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What equipment do you own?
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:24 PM   #3
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Get an old Motor's Manual...they tell what to do step by step.
Library, book store, flea market.
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:24 AM   #4
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I have the sunction cup deal to grind the valves, and I have the long rod coming to remove the guides.
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:34 AM   #5
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The suction cup on a stick is for lapping the valves to the seats after grinding. If you have any erosion,pitting, or deforming of the valve seating surface from long use, your valve seats and valves need to be ground. you might be able to do this in the car, BUT it would be very difficult to keep the grit out of the rest of the engine. I would'nt try it myself.
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Your best bet would be to pull the engine...for easier access....
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It will be a struggle in chassis and hit and miss with split guides and lapping only.
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I have all new valve train items to install back into the engine. I have the one piece guides and the adjustable lifters. I had two exhaust valves that broke off even at the head is why I'm doing this valve job.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:51 AM   #9
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It's pretty hard to do a good three angle valve job with a suction cup.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:29 AM   #10
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Get an old Motor's Manual...they tell what to do step by step.
Library, book store, flea market.
Here's one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Motors-Auto-...r#ht_500wt_954
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agree on not doing it in the car, been there, done that, never again!
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Where do you live? Might be a good place to start...
I've got the stuff to do it... So do others
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:45 PM   #13
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Karl, let me say that your offer to help has set me back some. I did not think that people just helped people any more. I live in Kentucky. I have started collecting parts and tools that I think I may need. I have found two manuals in my books that tell me how to do this. With the correct tools I see no reason I can not do this myself with the engine in the car.
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:26 PM   #14
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Lapping stick and compound with new valves is a far stretch for having the correct tools.To do a respectable valve job,you need a valve seat grinding set up for the job. Snap on,Sioux,Kwickway,Black and Decker,Neway.A complete system with the correct pilot for a flathead is what is required as flatties require a 1 1/32" proprietary guide pilot.Just to name a few all can be found on e bay.
Heed some advice and research doing this with more tools to produce a fine job one you will be proud of,done with your hands.

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