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Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 9:34 pm 
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is this just a case of lubricating them and give em a decent push over the guides, they dont seem to fit that easy :roll:
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Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 9:58 pm 
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It depends on which seals you have??

If they're all rubber with a retaining ring on the bottom them they should push on by hand but will be firm.

If they're the all metal outer with the rubber injected inside then you'll need to tap them down with a hammer. I usually get a socket that sits nicely on the seal without meshing with the rubber seal and spring, then just tap it down lightly with a hammer. In some cases you can tap on the socket with your hand to seat them.. :D :D

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Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 11:20 pm 
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yeah got the metal bas ones just dont wanna brake em thats all, thats why i thought the smahing wm down with a hammer prob wasnt a good idea
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Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 12:41 am 
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Rapier wrote:
yeah got the metal bas ones just dont wanna brake em thats all, thats why i thought the smahing wm down with a hammer prob wasnt a good idea


When using the hammer it's 'gently tap' more than 'smash'.. :shock:

As you tap it down you should fell the resistance of the rubber lining being compressed then keep going gently until you feel it bottom out.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 12:46 am 
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sounds good thanks dude your a champ
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Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 11:55 am 
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ohh stem seals..

IF i was to replace my stem seals, is there a fair chance it'll stop some smoke blowing?

IF i had the rocker cover off what else would i need to remove to change them?

Am supposed to be replacing rocker cover gasket and painting rocker cover so i'll probably check these out while its off...
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Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 12:01 pm 
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ohh stem seals..

IF i was to replace my stem seals, is there a fair chance it'll stop some smoke blowing?

IF i had the rocker cover off what else would i need to remove to change them?

Am supposed to be replacing rocker cover gasket and painting rocker cover so i'll probably check these out while its off...


Why not read the doco http://fordmods.com/forums/documents.php?doc=59 even if the pictures are missing...

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 12:21 pm 
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thanks!

didnt realise there was a docco but anyway.

Now its kinda scared me off doing it.. oh well :\ was the valve spring bit!
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Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 1:37 pm 
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yeah valve springs are a b**ch be hard when the head is on, im just doing a d**k head at the moment getting it ready to go on car so i bought myself a spring compressor and havent had to much trouple apart from the first on i bought wasnt strong enough to compress crow double valve springs.
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Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 1:43 pm 
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glenneaux wrote:
thanks!

didnt realise there was a docco but anyway.

Now its kinda scared me off doing it.. oh well :\ was the valve spring bit!

it's that secret search button thing again isn't it?? :P

 

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