Valve & Seating Work
Valve seating is a common practice amongst engineering firms, most tend to use a machine to re-seat their valves, but we do not! Hand lapping has been in our company since we started and do not intend in changing. We find that using a machine to lap your valves in may be quicker and easier but can sometimes not be sufficient enough to seat them & most of the time is a noisy and unpleasant way of getting the job done. As well as using good old-fashioned techniques we use what we think is the best grinding paste compound out there from Loctite, which has to be shipped in from the U.S.A.
Valve Seat Cutting is a specialised job that we carry out in house. We use a special machine called a “Mira Centronic” which uses a metal magnetic base, with very intelligent tech inside the “Mira” it lets itself centralize to the valve seat in question and can give a perfect cut. After we have done this process we can fit your new valve seat and machine it down to size in our crank grinder to give a true fit. We use Loctite to bond the seat to the machined area and give it a lapping-in / re-seat to get your valve to vac up again.