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Re: [Spridgets] Wanted:- Advice on re-doing a cylinder head...

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Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Wanted:- Advice on re-doing a cylinder head...
From: <corvallis@peoplepc.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2009 11:53:15 -0700
Just knock the rust off with steel wool; blow off the 'dust.' A light film
of motor oil will stop it. ...bill in Oregon
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From: spridgets-bounces@autox.team.net
[mailto:spridgets-bounces@autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Dave G.
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2009 11:37 AM
To: spridgets@autox.team.net
Subject: [Spridgets] Wanted:- Advice on re-doing a cylinder head...

After the usual assortment of "Aw Shit's" and "Damn's" plus a few 
other choice words, I have determined that #2 inlet guide is worn 
enough to admit oil into the combustion chamber...

I have been working (slowly!) on re-doing a spare head.
It's been cleaned, valves, springs, guides are all fitted - just 
needs the rocker assembly from the head that's still on the motor...

Here's the question: after all this time, even though it's been in 
the house all this time,  the surface of the replacement head has 
taken on a very thin 'sheen' of rust.

Would it be OK to just give the milled surfaces a quick wipe-over 
with 000 wire wool?? And could I then just paint the outside (rough) 
surfaces with Krylon spray paint??
Or ????
Thanks in advance... ;-))

Dave G.   KK7SS
'65 MK III Sprite in Richland, WA
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