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First Cylinder Head Bath

The above picture is a rough shot of what the first cylinder head looked like after the first light wipedown. It doesn't look great yet, but it does look much better than this:

I'm not using anything abrasive on it. All I used was a spray and a soft rag so far. I thought about immersing it in Chem Dip or Purple Power or Simple Green, but I was afraid of tearing it up any further. I'm trying to see if I can salvage it. I have not taken any measurements yet. I'm just cleaning and inspecting right now. 

Anyway, many of the valves look good and well seated. Others are going to need some work on the head parts. I removed the valves from the cylinder heads on my other car and did some TLC work to them before I reassembled it. I was hoping not to have to do that this time, but... I will. 

I didn't do any work on the car today because I've been preparing myself for all the labor that's going to be involved in removing the rear cylinder head. I'm using "unconventional methods" to avoid removing wheels and oil pans and getting underneath the car and so on. There's even less room for me to move my tools around to unscrew all the bolts on the rear head than there was for the first one. And I have to try to get in there and loosen that chain guide bolt, too. It's not going to be fun.

The good news is that it looks like my cylinder walls might be okay. I've been letting WD-40 do some work on them for the past couple of days. I went in there today to check on them, and I felt smoothness again. In some areas, I even saw that pretty silver color, lol. Everything might be okay. It just might take a lot of time and patience. Fortunately, I have plenty of that right now. 

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