Don's '72 Eldorado Don's '72 Eldorado « 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 » The intake valves are in excellent condition, but both exhaust valves will need to be refaced to remove pitting. Likewise, the exhaust valve seats will need to be "touched up". The chrome plating of both cylinder bores was wearing thin in the area half way down from the top. The lighter speckled color showing through is the aluminum cylinder casting. The connecting rod bearings all feel good, no work needed there. Nice that the base gaskets came off clean. Removed the generator bracket and found that someone has already Heli-Coiled the bolt holes. Cleaned the threads out a bit then installed hardened studs, Loctited in place The generator bracket is in good shape. I'll weld the extra support on next. Extra support welded on, bracket given a quick coat of silver paint. Installed onto engine. "Fished" an orange dedicated power wire through the main harness for the headlight. ditto ditto « previous | next » View Full-Size Image The intake valves are in excellent condition, but both exhaust valves will need to be refaced to remove pitting.