Latest update (tinkering in the garage to avoid halloween)
All the valves are now out, and springs, lifters, collets and cams all stored in order
I found a corroded plug, all the rest are clean in the barrels so I pressume it was just the wear that had let in all the nasties?
I've also noticed alot of black elastic sealent I guess it must be:
Any clues on the best method of cleaning it off?
And also and clues on the best product for de carbonising?
I've tryed inspecting all the valve seats, however the exhaust side is well compacted, so I'm struggling a little on that front.
Also, should I get it skimmed? or just give it a scrub with something? If I just need to give it a scrub, what with?! (amatureism showing through).
It currently looks like this:
So yeah, if you can help on any of the fronts with some advice, it'd be greatly appreciated!
Oh and I've check top and bottom sides of all valve guides, they all seem to be fine and dandy, no cracking to report on and very little/ no wobble! hurrah!
Plan now is to order all new valves, plus lapping fluid (any clues on good products?) a timing kit and cam locking set, an elearn cd from ebay for torqueing values and anything else that crops up!