2015 - Volume #39, Issue #1, Page #37[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Handy Tip For Installing The Head On A Small EngineďHereís a handy tip for installing the head on a small engine. If itís an overhead valve engine, make sure both valves are shut when you put the head on, because itís not easy to put the head on and fight against a valve spring at the same time. Also, take 2 or 3 bolts the same size as the head bolts and cut the heads off.
ďThread the bolts a couple of turns into the block and then slide the head on over the headless bolts. The bolts will align the holes precisely, allowing you to then put in the original head bolts. Bolt the head on with a couple of head bolts, remove the headless bolts, and then tighten the head bolts.Ē
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