This photo shows my successful dismantling of one of the two spare cylinder heads that came with the Lomax.
The vale-squishing-clamp has been loaned to me by Boffin, who is also providing helpful advice and encouragement.
My plan is to take this, and its pair, to a nearby machine shop and ask them to put new valve guides in and re-cut the seats.
Then I will have 2 re-furbished cylinder heads, plus the 2 that are on the Lomax at the moment.
I am proud of this achievement because I was brought up as a useful potential wife, good at baking, dressmaking and cleaning bathrooms. I am always envious of those who grew up watching their dads and big brothers fettle engines. But look – I’m doing it anyway!