71 vw beetle 1914

Asked by Apr 14, 2017 at 01:29 PM about the 1971 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I've run into a problem assembling my 1914cc
engine where the cylinder head slides over the
piston cylinder easily but stops just a fraction of an
inch (1/8in or so) shy of setting flush against the
cylinder. it appears that the push rod tubes may be
holding the head back this preventing a tight seal
between the cylinder and head. i have never run
into this problem before and if anyone knows what
I'm doing wrong your expertise will be very much
appreciated.

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