Here's a few pics of the Jake as of this morning. I have it running, though barely. I have driven it some. I 'borrowed' the AG's off the Ford as the turfs on it won't hold air.
I got the seat pan sort of straightened and added some plywood to sit on.
Now the dilema. I had taken the head off before I ever started it as it had no compression what so ever. It had a new head gasket on it and things 'looked' okay. But I didn't check the head. I put it back together and after running it for a bit got this.
I took the head back off this morning and found it warped between bolts 1 & 4 (according to the torque specs).
If you look at these two pics you can see the warp.
There is about 0.015" gap between holes 1 & 4. Do you think I can clean that up? Or should I just look for a new head? I am going to investigate further. I may be able to take some material off around the #4 hole, then use the sandpaper on glass trick to get it back flat.