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I notice your piston is a lot more "scruffed" up then mine was when I did mine a couple of months ago....unless I'm just seeing "blurry".

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Yes it was scruffed up but not as bad as it look's in the photo.

Ill show what was bad the boysen reeds.

The ok side

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And the bad side

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ooh...no sh*t. I just went to replace my stock reeds with some boyeson reeds I bought on saturday but when I got in there mine looked like brand new so I didnt change them. From what I've been reading the boyesons are good if you change them with every top end, but I've read some posts that said they lasted only a very short period of time in some cases, so I left the stock ones in. How did the cylinder look?

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I thought the cylinder looked ok but then i seen this

This is getting rechromed now.

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See just above the export it has been niped.

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Yeah, I see the marks...pop back in and post a pic and a final bill when you get it back please.

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Ok all I'm upto the final stage of my rebuild but i have ran into a big wall lol. Ok if you look at the top of my piston chamber you will see 2 rubber orings i think that is the VHM head gasket. Now if I'm right i have a big problem because i cant get a VHM gasket any where now i think i can reuse the old would some one recommend that or should i try and use the copper gasket that came with the top end kit any ides on what i should do.

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Ok all I'm upto the final stage of my rebuild but i have ran into a big wall lol. Ok if you look at the top of my piston chamber you will see 2 rubber orings i think that is the VHM head gasket. Now if I'm right i have a big problem because i cant get a VHM gasket any where now i think i can reuse the old would some one recommend that or should i try and use the copper gasket that came with the top end kit any ides on what i should do.
That engine doesn't use a copper gasket, it uses o-rings. OEM or aftermarket will work equally well. If you bought a Cometic kit with the piston kit it should have the correct o-rings in it.

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