Let talk about valves…
As you can see in the below picture, my cb450 valves were all sorts of f’ed up.
We determined that the piston must have burned up a hole in itself and the aluminum burned onto the valves? I guess? I could not get the shit off no matter what I tried.
Remember this is an extra head I got on eBay so I really didn’t know the condition.
So, Ricky had a tip to get the shit off the valves. He suggested muriatic acid to burn the aluminum off of the steel valves. It def worked great. Thanks Rick. Took a while and pretty sure I have cancer now from the fumes, but the valves seriously look like mint NOS valves after a quick run on the wire wheel.
They should lap in great now.
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Published - Dec 20, 2011
This summer I carried my 35mm Pentax camera for the occassional shot. I mainly shoot digital but appreciate the look and feel of film in certain situations. I’ve been really slow with finishing rolls so I actually only shot a hand full. I’ve gotten some developed recently and the pictures are a random sampling of […]