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 Post subject: heads on the shelf..?
Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:55 am 
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i have two eb 4.0l in the back yard with relatively new heads..
my old man is complaining about the engines so iv decided to rip the heads off and plasti wrap em and put em on the shelf ...then scrap the blocks
Q: what is the best way to do so , do i need to keep the rocker gear ect in order
and how do i remove a timing chain..
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Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:23 pm 
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Rocker gear comes of as one assembly anyway. Remove timing chain/gear by putting a large screwdriver through the holes in the gear, bracing it against the head, and undo the bolt.
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Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:57 am 
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Obviously don't put the screwdriver where the rocker cover gaskets going to be
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Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:59 am 
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I usually brace it either on the first rocker gear bearing shell, or where the gasket goes. As long as you are sensible it doesn't do any damage.
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Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:44 am 
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I've got a foot lengh of 25mm square tube and at the end welded on is two 6" lengths making a Y shape, welded a large bolt on each part of the Y and there you have a cam gear brace. Very very handy.
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 Post subject: Re: heads on the shelf..?
Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:58 pm 
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Well done. still find the screw driver bit does good too :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: heads on the shelf..?
Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:47 pm 
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On i6s yes
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