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Picked up the cylinder head yesterday from the machine shop. I had budgeted $950 - job came in at $916 including parts. Installed and torqued the head today, put back the manifolds (my expert knew about fitting the little dots on the ends of the spacers into the holes), reinstalled the water pump and heater outlet and replaced the valve cover studs removed by the shop. We used new head studs, washers and nuts and new nuts and lock washers. Tomorrow, we'll check out the floats in the carbs and clean and adjust & then install a new o-ring on the drain plug which screws in on my carbs though the manual claims a press fit. Later carbs?
Any other advice at this stage of the work? Thanks in advance.

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After about 500 miles of gentle cruising retorque the hot head to 105 foot pounds. Wouldn't be a big deal if you just did not have to remove the rocker shaft again.

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Rocker shaft will have to come off. This was a reconditioned rocker shaft as mine was quite worn. My expert friend has several of them.
 

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Sorry about the 105 foot pounds but since the car was not identified I just assumed you were talking about a TR2 rhrough a 4A. Did Triumph ever get around to making a six cylinder sports car?

Lou Metelko
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