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head problems

Postby Bigwally30 » Thu Dec 22, 2022 10:17 pm

Started a new project, engine stuck so I was going to pull the head. Noticed that the head had been brazed up, pulled the head bolts and notice
one head bolt was missing. I think I will have to cut out the head to free it. Any suggestions? Has no PTO, enclosed is a picture of the block off plate.

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Re: head problems

Postby Rodney51Cub » Thu Dec 22, 2022 10:30 pm

It looks like the bolt is there just covered in braze.
If it were mine, I would grind the head of the bolt off and replace the head.
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Re: head problems

Postby SamsFarm » Thu Dec 22, 2022 10:33 pm

Get a die grinder and remove the braze around the hex enough to get a socket on

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Re: head problems

Postby Bob McCarty » Thu Dec 22, 2022 11:37 pm

If the crack went near or through the bolt hole, there may not be a bolt there at all.
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Re: head problems

Postby Bigwally30 » Fri Dec 23, 2022 1:04 am

It looks like there is no head left. I think I will cut a square into the head then horizontal to the block to get down to business.

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Re: head problems

Postby goxu1 » Fri Dec 23, 2022 4:05 am

I'm so jealous that all those other head bolts came out
Good luck with the job though
Cripes - I thought I'd never get one.

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Re: head problems

Postby tst » Fri Dec 23, 2022 10:38 am

replace the head and new bolts, if there is a stud of the old bolt left under that mess you could weld a nut to it to remove it, PTO just find a good used assembly and in it goes plus you need the linkage to make it work

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