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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-26-2018, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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66 289 Heads

What would be a good price for a set of stock 66 289 heads that have been rebuilt? The set I'm looking at are not the hi-po either.

Anything else to look while inquiring on these heads too? I'm new to this.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-26-2018, 09:49 PM
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Have they been ported? Screw in studs? Bronze guides? Magnafluxed? Milled? New springs,valves, hardened seats? Hot tanked? Lots of questions to ask. Hope this helps.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-26-2018, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
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Have they been ported? Screw in studs? Bronze guides? Magnafluxed? Milled? New springs,valves, hardened seats? Hot tanked? Lots of questions to ask. Hope this helps.
That I do not know. I hope to have pictures of them this coming weekend. I know they were rebuilt in 2016 due to burnt valve but beyond that I am not sure. Supposed to have about 3-4k miles on them at this time.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-27-2018, 12:10 AM
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It amazes me that a good, rebuildable pair of '65/'66 small combustion chamber heads are worth whatever scrap metal is selling for. I guess the problem lies in the reality that by the time you pay to have a shop install screw-in studs, have new guides and new valves installed with new springs and retainers, etc you are almost at the same cost as a pair of aluminum heads although the quality of the valves and springs installed in the "less than $1G per pair" aluminum heads is dubious at best.
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IMO "rebuilt" means next to nothing unless you know and trust the seller. Even then seller should have info on what was done in process of rebuilding.
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