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260 Rebuild Advice

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Subject: 260 Rebuild Advice
From: Rick Hoefle <NamasteRH@worldnet.att.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 1997 22:59:28 -0400
I am contemplating doing the heads on the 260 in my Tiger.  I am looking 
for advice, from you who have gone this route before, to help me decide 
where to stop on this project.

First of all, is it feasible to lower the engine sufficiently, in-place, 
in order to 
   a) Remove the heads for a rebuild
   b) Push the pistons up from below so that I do not have to remove
      the crankshaft and can thus replace the rings and hone the

Am I crazy?  Is this a reasonable way to proceed?  After all, the real 
reason I am starting this now is that the valve stem seals seem to be 
shot and there is some (a lot, maybe) blow-by.  I could live with both 
conditions.  On the other hand, I will need to do the engine work at 
some point.

So, am I fooling myself into thinking I may be able to get away with 
this without actually removing the whole engine?  And, if you think I 
should remove it, where is that tech info on the web for removing it 
from under the car?

Finally, what else should I be thinking of doing at this time, keeping 
in mind that money IS an object?

Thanks in advance, gang.  Tiger or no, I hope to see some of you at Lime 
Rock (CT) this weelkend for the vintage festival.


Rick Hoefle 1964 Tiger B9470508 - HIS
            1969 MGC            - HERS

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