Thanks very much. I have been reading quite a bit of the threads lately. Lots of great knowledge and seems like a great bunch of people. I've even already ordered my first parts from Jerry Lemond (a shift boot and dust cover set).Ed Mc. said:Free is good! Did you get a chance to dig into it yet? I'm assuming it's not running or did you score on that as well??
You'll find a wealth of info here on the care and feeding of ZuZu's, and plenty of good advice on repairs/troubleshooting.
Welcome to the Planet, we can always use more Warsh-in-tonians here! :twisted:
Yup, quite often you'll see the head gasket blown between 2 cylinders, where they overlap on each other. There are no fluids being sealed by the fire rings at that point, so what happens is the the 2 cylinders pump air/fuel/exhaust to each other. There was a recent thread with an extreme case of this, it ran so long that the cylinder head was cut by the hot exhaust gasses passing back & forth.Drifter99 said:Ed - is it sort of common on these 2.6's to have a blown head gasket but not have oil mix with the coolant?
If your old rocker arms/shaft aren't worn, there's no reason you couldn't re-use them. Most times there are no issues with the rocker arms' lash pads, rocker shafts, or the camshaft, as long as the upper-end was oiling well and oil changed regularly.Drifter99 said:What's your opinion on picking up a new head with valves and then transferring the rocker assy and cam over to the new head? I did a quick check at aluminum heads.com and they offer a new head with valves for $399 but I don't think it comes with the rocker assy and cam.