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 Posted: Mar 29, 2021 07:59AM
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Dan, you gotta keep up with the jokes man. Croc threw you a perfect straight line!!! Is there a "faceplant" emoji?
Okay, I must have been over-due for my afternoon coffee. I really NEED a Mini drive, but here we need April rains to wash the salt off the roads before the Minis can come out to play. (Sorry Croc!)

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 Posted: Mar 28, 2021 10:51AM
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Dan, you gotta keep up with the jokes man. Croc threw you a perfect straight line!!! Is there a "faceplant" emoji?

'72 Morris Mini - 1310cc, K1100 head conversion

 

 

 

 Posted: Mar 27, 2021 01:10PM
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3.5 to 4 lb-ft from 2 manuals. It's 56 to 64 lb-in which means you have a pretty good memory.

Kelley
Huh?  About what?
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The torque isn't much, 50-60 in /#s if I recall.


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Originally Posted by mascherk
3.5 to 4 lb-ft from 2 manuals. It's 56 to 64 lb-in which means you have a pretty good memory.

Kelley
Huh?  About what?

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3.5 to 4 lb-ft from 2 manuals. It's 56 to 64 lb-in which means you have a pretty good memory.

Kelley

"If you can afford the car, you can afford the manual..."

 Posted: Mar 18, 2021 04:49AM
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I would not use glue on the head to gasket interface.  Certainly glue the gasket to the cover and then when dry just smear a little oil on the head side of the gasket and put in place.

if you glue it down you will need a new gasket every time you remove the cover..... with the additional hassle of having to remove all the old glue/torn gasket from the surfaces before fitting the new one.

cheers, Ian
The "spray-a gasket" I use is red and sticky but does not fully harden. I have used it on carb - manifold gaskets and they could be removed and reused. I admit it has been years since I removed them so they may be set now.

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The torque isn't much, 50-60 in /#s if I recall.  I agree with Dan though.  Snug them down a bit more than finger tight.  Also, I store my spare valve cover gaskets over the top of an old valve cover-preforms them and makes easier to install.  I too only apply adhesive to the valve cover, not the cylinder head.  If you do so, you will end up scraping glue and bits of cork from the surface of the head.  Who needs that aggro?

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I would not use glue on the head to gasket interface.  Certainly glue the gasket to the cover and then when dry just smear a little oil on the head side of the gasket and put in place.

if you glue it down you will need a new gasket every time you remove the cover..... with the additional hassle of having to remove all the old glue/torn gasket from the surfaces before fitting the new one.

cheers, Ian

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Great, thank you for the good info, Dan!

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Assuming you are talking about a classic Mini A or A+ engine, once you get the head and valve cover clean, and get the gasket to stay in place, you install the bolts and tighten them just a bit more than finger tight - enough to put light pressure on the gasket to seal it without causing it to distort and leak.
I find the best way to apply the gasket is to use an adhesive (spray-a-gasket) and install it on the rocker cover, using spring type clothes pins to hold it in place until the adhesive sets. Then I apply adhesive to the other face of the gasket and place the assembly onto the head. 

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I am preparing to adjust my valves and will be removing the valve cover. I have looked on this site and elsewhere and can’t seem to find a torque specs for the valve cover Boyle. Is there a recommended spec?