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Old 07-11-2009, 12:45 PM
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If you're just wanting a stockish build then go with the 416's. Get them cleaned up, a good valves job, and even the stock valves will be adequate for DD'ing. I would still pop them apart and clean up the bowls some- but I get happy with a grinder (have even done the heads on a few lawn mowers). Cleaning up the bowls will get you more torque than a larger valve size though, going to larger valves can even hurt if you don't clean them up. Don't even worry about the valve guide, just blend the VJ and the SSR in a bit better and you'll pick up some noticable power. If you do that and use stock valves you could be out for a total of about $350 including some new "z28" springs and decent seals- not a bad option.
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