Cut number three complete. Dont try to cut through valve seats, they suck! ALL DAY LONG!!!
Well as I took a long ponder on as to where I should cut I changed my original plan. I instead cut at an angle accross the crack with the cut starting at the edge of one side of the crack. By doing this it would let me actually dissect the crack and find out how far it goes.
This cut was actually a little harder to keep lined up then the first one because I had to start the cut on a surface that was far away from all the other metal.
Here is a picture of the 2 halfs of the cut. You can see the piece between the 2 halves which is the crack that i removed.
I took my dremel and cut below the lowest point of the crack that I could see so I could remove the entire cracked piece and to verify how deep the crack runs. Where you see the crack turn sharply to the right is where I intentionally forced it to crack the rest of the way down.
Here is a picture of the crack after it was removed. There are 2 shades on the metal; the lighter part is the part that I forced to break and darker part is the length of the original crack.
This pic shows you how deep the crack actually went. I would imagine that this crack could go down to the water line but fortunatly it didnt.
After the dissection of the piece I have noticed that there is actually quite a bit of material that can be removed around the valve guides. I am getting excited to see all my other cuts. It seems that there may be more potential in this head then I originally thought!
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