Style 1 Valve Springs

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Style 1 Valve Springs

Post by Richard » Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:56 am

Timely posts here. The inlect valve spring on my Style 1 is weak. Has anyone had any luck "stretching" them or should I take the spring into an automotive shop and buy a new one a bit longer? Never had a problem in this area.
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Re: Style 1 Valve Springs

Post by Hunter » Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:39 pm

Not related to Wolseley, we spent one day last week trying to stretch a large spring ( motorcycle suspension size) off a grain intake dust flap, we failed miserably.
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Re: Style 1 Valve Springs

Post by Richard » Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:26 am

Turns out the problem is much worse than a weak spring. Now it is dismantled we found the valve guides are grossly worn, the valve wobbles around quite ferociously. Boring out and installing new vavle guides I think is beyond my skill. Have to find a place that can do the repair here in Mackay. I think most engine conditioning places wouldn'y be interested in a job this small.
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Re: Style 1 Valve Springs

Post by Hunter » Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:33 pm

They might like the challenge?
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Re: Style 1 Valve Springs

Post by Richard » Sun May 22, 2011 7:09 pm

Turns out the valve guides are worn so I've removed the head and taken it into a local engine reconditioning shop. They said they can replace the valve guides and give it a valve grind.
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Re: Style 1 Valve Springs

Post by Richard » Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:39 am

** Update ** - Finally got the head back. It sat in the shop for months and everytime I rang they said they had to put it aside to do other jobs. In the end I was in fear of the it simply going missing somewhere so I collected it and took it to another engine shop. They were fantastic, rang me with updates and the job was done in 2 weeks with a surprisingly low price. The machine runs a treat now. Now time to look at the other engines!
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Re: Style 1 Valve Springs

Post by Vivacestinkya » Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:20 am

got the solution

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