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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 04, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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Hi All

I need to install new valve seals on a set of camel hump heads from a 350. I assume the heads have been gone through before I owned the car. Old seals are cracked, and they look to be press fit on heads. They are set on to the heads not on the valves with the "o" ring as normal. My questions are
1. Is there a procedure to remove and replace the press fit seals.

2. or should I replace the seals with the "o" ring style.

Any info would be great.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 4th, 04, 03:48 PM
 
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Do you mean the kind that have a "lock-ring" on them??

If so, you just push them on carefully and then there should be a little stiff plastic "condum", (if you will), that you slide on the valve end so that when you insert the valve through the guide and the new seal, the keeper and old seal tip notches don't cut/damage your new seals.

You do this for each valve by reusing the little plastic, "condum/gizmo" carefully...

Oh, and some oil helps going through everything too...

Been there,done that.

I used them on the intakes and good quality, orange-colored, umbrella type seals on my exhausts on my big motor.....

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 5th, 04, 05:02 AM Thread Starter
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No to the lock ring on them. They are something I have never seen before. I will take a picture and post after work tonight.

Thanks pdq67 for the your post on BB problems sure helps as I go through the same things.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 5th, 04, 12:23 PM
 
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Always trying to do more them just mouth b/c if it weren't for everybody here, my car would probably still be sitting like it was through the years with me saying,

"Some day, I'll get her on the road again??".....

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 7th, 04, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
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Great! pdq67
I know I appreciate it! It has helped me tons and I'm just getting starting.

This url should take you to the pic's of the heads. Hope you are able to make it there ok.

web page

I have already removed the cracked and worn seals. I'm sure I need to replace them but not to sure where to get them. If someone knows what they are called, I sure could use the help as to where to get them.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 7th, 04, 05:55 PM
 
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I've never seen that type before?? And that is definately what I call a positive seal...

Check the guide OD b/c I bet the standard push on ones with the little lock-ring I mentioned earlier should push on fine if you can't find what you have..

Maybe a Perfect Circle full metal retainer positive seal??

Maybe BillK will pop in here and offer a comment on the brand??

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 8th, 04, 05:13 PM
 
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MT,

This is a link to Competition Products cat.

Open it up and scroll through it until you get to the valve seals and maybe the pic's of the various types AND the top of the guide sizes will help you out coming up with replacements??

It's a 140 pages long.......

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http://www.competitionproducts.com/2004CompProducts.pdf



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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Oct 9th, 04, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks pdq67
Looked through catalog. Looks like I will have to do a little more searching to see if I can come up with them. If I can't I will try to remove old ones and replace with the snap ring type or something compareable.

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