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Old 05-14-2003, 05:21 PM
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I am bringing by junkyard 1969 ford 250 head to the machine shop--it is going onto my 1969 ford falcon 200 block. What should I plan to have done to it--tell him to mill it .025 and bore it ? what kind of valves? i have never done this--i dont want it to be a race motor or anything --but i want it to be better than stock
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Old 05-14-2003, 06:07 PM
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Ask the machinist to magnaflux it first to check for cracks to make sure the head is good before money`s invested, then ask him to check the guides to see if they need replaced, check the valve`s to see if there worn past there service, have it milled just enough to eliminate warpage, your machinist will tell you what the head needs to be in service again afterwards and then it`s your call.
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I just had my Chevy camel hump heads redone, and I had them put hardened valve seats in them so I wouldn't have any issues w/today's pump gas. I would highly recommend that you have that done as well.

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Hea Chev66, what did that cost you?
New guides and valves, and springs?
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The shop did really good work, and it ran me in the ballpark of 500 clams- BUT, they are camel hump heads, and now have valves and retainers that specifically match my Crane Powermax cam, hardened valve seats, new guides, and are spotless.

At first I wanted to puke when I found out the damage (never had to have heads done before so it was a bit of a shock), but once I turned the key, the nightmares stopped. 8^]

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