Last year sometime I asked for ideas about how to hold 45 heads for milling the gasket surface, also to take off enough to turn #5 to #6 heads. Got lots of good responses, still not sure about the tennis court as a lapping plate though!! I had an idea to go with and just finished it up. Works GREAT so far! I made a 3 post plate up, turned the post diameter to a shoulder to stop on the washer surfaces. split the posts at the top and counter sunk so beveled flathead screws would spread the split diameter, holding on the bolt holes. Put 4 leveling screws at corners to square up the top surface. Also secured the posts with set screws so I can flip them around to do the other side head with only 1 fixture. Check it out!
With the leveling screws I can get the top surface indicated to within a couple thou.
Then it's off to the races!
Steve † www.resurrectioncycle.com
[This message has been edited by Steve (edited 12 September 2002).]