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Old 02-09-2004, 01:10 AM
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What would you need to do to become an custom porting expert?

Just about anyone can tear into a set of heads, about half will actually make an improvement in performance, and fewer will get what they really wanted out of porting, which is the big numbers.

Where would you go, or what would you have to do to become a expert porter at a machine shop, or engine building facility.

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Old 02-09-2004, 02:27 AM
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Well, you could buy an expensive flow bench, get a bunch of salvage yard heads and start playin' around until you think you are ready to work more valuable pieces! But, it is always a good idea to build on someone elses knowledge and ability if at all possible!! Seriously, I would try to get on at a machine shop as a grunt, in clean-up and tear-down (heavy dirty job). Show some extra effort, and lots of interest, and help out or ask questions of the older guys! Talk to the man that does port-work, am I getting the heads cleaned up good enough for you to work? Could you help me port my heads sometime? You Know--Suck Up!!! And hope for the BEST!!
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IF you are serious about head porting , Joe Mondello is one of the oldest and best porters in the US and he also offers a school for those interested. I took the course years ago.
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IF you are serious about head porting , Joe Mondello is one of the oldest and best porters in the US and he also offers a school for those interested. I took the course years ago.
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Try here:

http://www.mondello.com/JoeMondelloR...main_frame.htm

find out more about the man here:

http://www.metalshapers.org/nitrogee...e_mondello.htm

and some of his products here:

www.mondellotwister.com

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