Tuesday 7 January 2014

Hillman Imp Mk2 cylinder head refurbished

This was my so called December holiday project, three Imp heads came in some while back, they looked like junk as they came off the back of my truck.

Shades of Coventry Climax!

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The head was filthy and covered with grime and oil but closer inspection showed the head to be straight and had already had the valves re ground, excepting one valve was not the right type for this head.

Cleaned and bead blasted, the valves were re done and lapped in by hand, with the correct oil seal and oil resistant paper gasket fitted under the coil spring support washer, the head just needs the shims fitting now.