In <097.09719164.NKED65A@prodigy.com>, BOB NOGUEIRA wrote:
>He said if I got 40,000 from the last one I was looking at 20,000 or
>less to the next one unless I replaced the seats and valves.
>Ever since 1974 when leaded gas was phased out I have heard of
>replacing the seats and valves with hardened ones, but have never heard
>anyone discuss the cost.
>Since I have my invoice right here, I thought I'd post it just in case
>there is someone else out there who, like me, has no idea what the cost
>of hardened seats come to.
>Fasten Your seatbelts please:
>4 Intakes seats $50.40
>4 Exhaust seats 63.24
> head kit 49.95
>4 stellite exhaust valves 38.00
> parts total 201.19
>Valve job :
> (incl) Vat , Magnaflux
> freeze plugs 125.00
>Install 4 hard seats 40.00
>mill head .010 68.00
>ream guides 36.00
> labor total 201.19
>Governor Bush' s cut 16.58
Be aware that you can get a rebuilt head, no exchange, with hardened
seats and stainless exhaust valves, for $365 from an outfit in Oregon
(advertises in Hemmings). I have one, it's fine. They get their
cores from England, I would guess the rebuild is done there as well.
I was able to get a big valve head (71-73) _without_ air induction, so
it is less likely to crack.
A. B. Bonds