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  1. #1 Cylinder head removal 
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    I am the new owner of this berlinetta. It has been garaged for the last 26 ish years. I did a compression test and they were all around 50 so decided to remove the head as it would be needing the unleaded conversion done anyway. I have removed everything that was attached to head and then removed the 10 head bolts but the head refuses to detach from the block. I have put a large lump of wood beside it and melted it with a hammer and still the head refuses to detach. Am I missing a bolt somewhere or is it just pure brute force and ignorance to get this head away from the block.
    it looks a mess as valve stems and guides are really rusty. Machine shop me thinks.

    thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by twinstacks View Post
    I am the new owner of this berlinetta. It has been garaged for the last 26 ish years. I did a compression test and they were all around 50 so decided to remove the head as it would be needing the unleaded conversion done anyway. I have removed everything that was attached to head and then removed the 10 head bolts but the head refuses to detach from the block. I have put a large lump of wood beside it and melted it with a hammer and still the head refuses to detach. Am I missing a bolt somewhere or is it just pure brute force and ignorance to get this head away from the block.
    it looks a mess as valve stems and guides are really rusty. Machine shop me thinks.

    thanks
    Dual post! See my reply on:

    https://www.marlinownersclub.com/for...1739#post51739

    Peter.
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