View Full Version : Lower valve collar...necessary?

03-07-2007, 12:16 AM

so i replaced my upper collars, but when i was at the shop, they didn't have any lower collars as it seems my engine didn't have any when i got it. should i have some, are they really important with a cast iron head?

this wouldn't be the first thing to be incorrect in my engine, but i hope it's the last. at least until it runs. well, at least one more week before i get it back now......

03-07-2007, 01:00 AM
Yes, they are necessary to keep the valve spring located, and to keep it from wearing into the head itself. Victoria British has them listed, and they aren't that expensive. About a buck apiece.