Grinding wheels and fingers don't mix
Since I'm still waiting on parts, I decided to make today a continued cleaning day. Remember this unkempt, sooty mess of a cylinder block?
Here it is after about an hour with a wire brush, a few turns of the crank, and a couple more bloody knuckles:
I have now left enough blood from skinned knuckles on this car for it to be a relative. After I finished scrubbing the bores and tapping the bolt holes, I took another crack at the exhaust valves with a new wire brush and a cordless drill. No more carbon. Period.
Tomorrow I'm finally going to J-B Weld the cylinder head, since the valve I need probably won't turn up for another day or two anyway.