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Sand in My Head

The only way to get rid of all the sand from the cylinder head was to take it apart. I’ve never imagined that I’d have to go this far. I had some experience hand-lapping valves when I was a teenager but that was it. My late step-father used to bring back work from the PWD … Continue reading


At the end of last year before going back to Singapore, I sent some parts to be sandblasted and powder-coated. I gave them clear instructions that all mating surfaces are not to be touched. But when I came back after about two weeks to claim them, I was shocked! The powder-coating job on my valve … Continue reading