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24 Mar 2015 20:23 #662 by oestek
oestek replied the topic: Post Your Garage / Shop Pics
Very nice work! Looks like he took some time to clean up around the valve stems nicely.

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25 Mar 2015 18:35 #672 by Qball
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This guy is real solid. Didn't try to push anything on me that I didn't need. First thing he did when I brought the heads to him was take one of valves and dissappear to a machine where he cleaned up the face and checked its general condition and came back and told me that these valves are fine. No need for new ones, they're replacement valves and have a hardened tip and they're in good shape. Rigjt there I felt that I was in good hands. Getting eager to pull the short block and get it to him. I got turned on to him from a friend who uses him for his stiff and he's SUPER picky about machine work. He's one of those guys who doesn't advertise and you have to 'know a guy' to get an intro. Very cloak and dagger.

-Mike

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25 Mar 2015 19:29 #674 by oestek
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Glad to hear you found a guy you're happy with. The car is still running and driving now, right?

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25 Mar 2015 20:13 #675 by Qball
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You're killing me, Smalls.

-Mike

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25 Mar 2015 20:18 #676 by oestek
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Qball wrote: You're killing me, Smalls.


Ha... please forgive my poor memory. I know you had some "fun" with it last year, I just can't remember where you left off. I'm guessing the heads on the bench are the set that were on the car. I'm catching up... give me a min... it's all coming back to me. My personal ODO turns over another year in a couple weeks, and my memory is starting to slip like a Powerglide that's 3 quarts low...

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25 Mar 2015 21:43 #680 by Qball
Qball replied the topic: Re:Post Your Garage / Shop Pics
LOL. No worries. Yes those are the same heads. I was driving it last Spring and some of Summer. I was getting a lot of back firing through the carb. Had a wiped out exhaust lobe and was trying to do an in car cam swap. When replacing the springs, I found a burnt exhaust valve with the boogered up seat to match. I was trying to get the swap done in time for the power tour, but this head nonsense dashed those hopes. I noticed I had some pretty low quality, low compression cast pistons so I made the decision to go balls deep in it and do it up right. Heads are done. Short block is next. Looking to have it come back to life as a 461. Should scoot!

-Mike

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