Now that i am finally able to turn some wrenches after my Shoulder surgery. I started pull parts off the motor to access the valves. I tried to get the motor running about 3 weeks ago, I could barely get it running and i decided to do a comrpession test. #1 - 75, #2- 0, #3 - 85, #4 - 95. So i knew i either had a stuck valve or a broken spring in #2, especially when the fuel mixture and oil was being shot back into the carb and made a nice oil slick on top of the carb. The culprit A bit of a gap between lifter and valve Besides being filthy in there i also found some antifreeze on the top of the valve adjustment screw So it looks like i have a leaking head gasket also. SOOOOOOO good thing i had the had gasket already. I am soaking the bolts to prepare to remove the manifolds and head. So looking at the cruddy valve galley, what would be a good course of action to clean it out? I know to plug the oil holes so crap doesnt get into the oil pan. Should i scrap or use brake cleaner? Pulling motor is not in the plans. Or should i just leave the gunk as is?