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Old 02-09-2010, 06:11 PM
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want to learn to port heads

im a student at uti and i want to learn to port heads any advice would be nice

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im a student at uti and i want to learn to port heads any advice would be nice
You'll need to get some books on porting each type of head w/diagrams. Then find a set off junk heads of the brand that you want to start with, and practice. The more you practice (several heads) the better you'll get.

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Google It!

Google: David Vizard, you will find a wealth of info,look for allbookstore.com you can order His books there.Also try to research any thing on Joe Mondello,He is a head porting guru!
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I learned a great deal about porting and actually did it on practice heads and my own new castings for my Mopar 408 at School of Automotive Machinists in Houston, Tx. Casy Snyder is the instructor...awesome instructor and great guy who is one of the best porters out there. Even GM liked his work enough to pay him well for some ports he developed for them. The course is ~15K and 9 months long. Porting is a great deal of the class but you also learn to choose the valve job needed and do the vj, springs, other components, pressure testing, magnafluxing, flat milling, angle milling, correction of the intake flange from milling. Lots of things.....

If you call, tell them the guy who had the Mopar 408 student project referred you to them and you want to learn to machine,develop and port heads.
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Joe Mondello runs a school in Tennessee. Check it out....
http://www.mondello.com/index.htm

However, before I would lay down the green to attend a school and learn this highly-regarded craft, I would get my feet wet and grind on several set of heads just to see if I would like to do it at all. It is a lot dirtier and a lot more hard work than you might think it is. Plus, if you aren't careful to use the proper breathing apparatus, you could find yourself handicapped later in life.

If you have shop air, invest a little into a variable speed air-driven die grinder such as this low-buck unit from Harbor Freight.....
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=52847

No shop air? Use an electric....
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...112&zmap=44141

Here's a low-buck video that might get you started in the right direction....
http://www.eastwood.com/heads-portin...ccode=ga150030

Burrs and cartridge rolls can be found by googling "cylinder head porting tools"....
http://www.google.com/#hl=en&source=...48890d3c90c6fc

What I'm sayin' is that you could find out if this is for you for a cash outlay of less than a couple hundred bucks. It would be better to find out for cheap than to spend thousands and find out you don't like it.
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Joe Mondello's school, last I heard, was no where as in depth and I don't know if you even learn valve jobs and other head machining. If you don't know how to do a valve job, know what angles, widths, margins, csa, curtain area, l/d ratio, airflow principles, and many other things ...you cannot develop a competitive port, period. You would just be shooting in the dark without this basic knowledge. I didn't even cover everything.

Others with years experience had gone there just to try to pick up something and left feeling they wasted their time...and money. Although, it is natural for me to be biased because I went to a different school. I will say...I'd put Casey Snyder up against Joe Mondello any day.

I hope what I have heard is wrong.
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even though Mr. Vizard is no longer a part of the site, there is a lot of good info about porting here,

http://www.gofastnews.com/board/technical-articles/
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get a book on gas flow technologies and read before even picking up a tool , there are several on the market and some available from SAE , what most beginners who port hurt more than help , andmost of the guys who I know who port use electric die grinders as the air oes chill your hands and vibrate more .
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