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Old 03-04-2023, 02:06 AM
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Old 03-04-2023, 09:38 AM
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Might be able to inch a little compression out of them if you get the heads shaved while at the machine shop.
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Old 03-04-2023, 10:36 AM
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Not sure the cost of machining is worth the squeeze on a street engine
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Old 03-04-2023, 11:34 AM
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Yeah, probably not anymore. Along with everything else it's hard to pay the prices of anything machine shop related anymore.
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Old 03-04-2023, 11:46 AM
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The machine shops here want $600 to clean and rebuild a set of factory cast iron heads.
You can buy a new set of fully assembled angle plug 64 cc heads from Skip White Performance for $849 + $68 shipping to the lower 48, don't know what shipping is to Canada.
https://www.skipwhiteperformance.com...b-272-a_95132/
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Old 03-04-2023, 11:52 AM
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Holy cow!
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Old 03-04-2023, 11:39 PM
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Well at least you have a set!!!
Yes, one good set is good for now. I'll be happy if this fixes my issue.

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The machine shops here want $600 to clean and rebuild a set of factory cast iron heads.
You can buy a new set of fully assembled angle plug 64 cc heads from Skip White Performance for $849 + $68 shipping to the lower 48, don't know what shipping is to Canada.
https://www.skipwhiteperformance.com...b-272-a_95132/
Thanks for sharing, I'm looking for a set of SBC aluminum heads for one of my other vehicles. That's something I've learned, the unusual engines are cool, but you pay for it. It would cost me about $4K to land a set of aluminum heads for my 455 to my door today. Maybe one day our exchange rate will return to earth and I'll be able to justify it.

Until then, I'll run the big chamber heads on this one.

I wish it was $600. I was told closer to $1,200, but it depends what they need. Hopefully it's less for these guys.
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Old 03-05-2023, 07:07 AM
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I hate issues like that. A little refresh and valve grind on the 440 heads was $900
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Old 03-05-2023, 10:50 AM
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I hate issues like that. A little refresh and valve grind on the 440 heads was $900
Crazy, hey? I'll be updating some other stuff at the same time so it's going to be a bit spendy, but hopefully I'll never have to touch he heads again. Fingers crossed.
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Old 03-05-2023, 11:26 AM
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It's insane how expensive everything has gotten. I know around here is hard to find machinists who want to work on these older engines. Prices have gone up here also. Really hope this solves your issue so you can enjoy the truck this summer
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