The problem...

Farnborough VW dropped out the engine, opened it up and discovered that the exhaust valve on number 3 cylinder had snapped, embedded itself into the chamber and then smashed it's way right through the top of the piston. They even found bits of the broken piston in the other head - it ain't pretty, but it does explain why it seized.


So the search was on for another '65 1200 cylinder head...


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