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Old 08-05-2007, 08:46 PM
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Would like to get a opinion on Elgin products. I`ve seen them around a while, and on some of there stuff they have a decent price which leads me to believe it`s possibly made offshore. I was looking at there 1.94 necked down SS valves. I know the saying if it looks too good to be true it is, so I`m not jumping, just asking what yall think. Thanks.

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Old 08-05-2007, 09:05 PM
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i bought a set of head bolts made by them once... they were not torque to yeild, but they sure did stretch pretty good... one of them even stretched it self into 2 pieces. torqued to 65 ftlbs on a sbc. i wouldnt buy any of their products again.
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Old 08-06-2007, 12:03 AM
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They have been around for a long time, don't know if some of their parts are made elsewhere or not. They have a "Pro Stock" line of hipo parts that might interest you.....see www.Elginind.com. I would still use ARP bolts for everything though, just can't beat them as I'm sure you know.
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Old 08-06-2007, 12:22 AM
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i bought a set of head bolts made by them once... they were not torque to yeild, but they sure did stretch pretty good... one of them even stretched it self into 2 pieces. torqued to 65 ftlbs on a sbc. i wouldnt buy any of their products again.
You had me going for a minute. I thought you were talking about Dimitri Elgin of Elgin Cams, Santa Rosa, California.

I realized after a quick search that you were referring to Elgin Industries of Elgin, Illinois.

I thought one of my old line heros had turned sour on me.
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Old 08-06-2007, 04:29 AM
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I've used their standard rebuild parts for years, replacement cams, lifters, valves, springs, retainers, etc. and never had a failure but that's not to say they haven't gone the route of evrything else these days. For a daily driver I'd still give them a try but performance parts....... I don't know.
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We are running Elgin stainless valves in my Son's 331 with solid lifter cam and 130lbs on the seat with no problems yet. I also have a set of stainless 2.19/1.88 bbc valves made by Elgin for chev in the 502 crate motors and I hear they are good quality.
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A lot of claimer short track engines are built with there cams, etc. seem to work well.
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