iota Posted January 26, 2020 Report Share Posted January 26, 2020 Hey guys, my wife's '66 520 has a pretty loud ticking noise coming from the #1 cylinder which I assume is a tappet that needs to be replaced. Additionally, there is a small amount of coolant in the oil around the #1 rocker shaft bracket, so I'm guessing a head gasket wouldn't hurt. I've adjusted the valves to 0.014" and the noise remains. Unfortunately, some of the part numbers that I've found online for head gasket and tappets are long gone and no longer available to purchase. I know there are some parts that interchange between the MGB motors and the J13, but can't find anything for sure about head gasket or tappets - mostly a lot of people saying "a lot of parts interchange" with no details of the part numbers (at least not ones available to buy in 2020). I don't want to tear the motor apart and immobilize the vehicle just to get a look at the gasket and hope I can find a replacement, my wife wouldn't be so happy about that. Does anyone know the part number of anything that might work in the J13 for a head gasket or tappets (or any other top end parts, honestly) and is still available somewhere? Quote Link to comment
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