the 4.2 engine thought as an interim engine for my 1970 E needs fixing up. The head is off, #5 valves stick/bent. With a machinist straight edge I measure the bottom as 0.115“ (correction thanks Paul! 0.0115“) too high in the middle area. It‘s lumping upward. Cam bearing seats show the same pattern, though only (roughly) 0.006“
Is this scrap, can be bent back, or sorts when torqued? Just skimming the bottom surely won‘t fix the cam bearing seats?
I really would like to use the engine for say 5000miles until I have my original engine fixed up. Them the interim engine goes back in the shelf.
Thanks for insight.
#5 cyl., yet uncleaned
Oh, and the engine #