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Well, the head porting project is going great! Billgear has a cool shop that he's letting me use (read: eternaly gratefull). He's even helping a little! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif

Here are some links:

This is a Yahoo album of the exhaust side:
http://photos.yahoo.com/bc/shaun_burgess/slideshow?&.dir=/Head+porting&.src=ph&.view=t

And these are links to some large, detailed pictures:
http://www.289mustang.com/images/shaun1.jpg
http://www.289mustang.com/images/shaun2.jpg
http://www.289mustang.com/images/shaun3.jpg
http://www.289mustang.com/images/shaun4.jpg

Tell me what you think!
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That's what I told SWMBO. Defeats the 'cheapness' though when I spent a TON at Summit on a cam kit, intake, headers, etc, etc, etc that get installed during reassembly...

Oh well!
 

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What year were those heads?
I noticed they didn't have the thermactor bumps but rather something that came in from the side.
Looks like good work. I did that last year and am getting ready to do it again. (carbide tip this time!)
 
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There my 66 heads. Those smog holes were a PITA. I bought some long set screws to fill the holes, then ground the end in the port smooth with the wall.
 

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It looks like you were having way too much fun.

How come there's still paint showing in this picture?

Are the headers also gasket matched?

Inquiring minds want to know... /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
 
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Good question! I knew someone would notice that!

If you notice, my crap heads have the smog hole in the side of each port. Well, I couldn't grind all the way to the edge of the paint as it would chew into the edge of the hole. I decided to cut it short and leave enough material so the gasket would seal. On my puny exhaust valves, the extra 1/8th or so won't really matter.

And yes, the headers will be gasket matched. I'm going to leave the header slightly larger than the exhaust port on the head so there will be no restriction...
 
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Great job, thats good inspiration for me since I will be beginning a set of 460 heads next month and I am definitely an amature at this.
Micah
 
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I'm a total beginner too!

I read lot's and spent a long time looking and working away at the first port. Get the first port the way you want it and use this one as reference. They get quicker and easier after the first...
 
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