|June 16 2017, 8:54 PM |
I've had those same valves in my 390 for over 5 years with no pproblems. 12 to 1 with .580 cam, spin it 7000. I'd buy them again.
On edit i have the alex's valves.
|This message has been edited by fastback427 on Jun 16, 2017 8:56 PM|
Thanks Jaime :-) do you remember what country they were made in ?? .. N/M
|June 16 2017, 9:05 PM |
|June 16 2017, 10:09 PM |
Pretty sure India. I thought someone else said those valves were made in the same factory as ferrera?
(Select Login Tommy-T)
I've used the budget Alex's Parts stuff...
|June 17 2017, 11:55 AM |
...many times with no problem. Some builds just don't warrant $400 worth of valves.
Alex's also has a package that has the 99893 (a Crane number) spring, 3/8 retainers, and keepers for around $120. You'll find it in the BBC section. I've used these springs with a .590 lift cam to 6500 rpm and had no problems.
Tommy ... were Alex valves made in India ?? .. N/M
|June 17 2017, 4:12 PM |
(Select Login Tommy-T)
PEP Las Vegas, Nevada...
|June 17 2017, 4:41 PM |
...is what the bag says that the intake valves are in.
The only markings on the intake valves are: P2814-HPC
The bag that the exhaust valves are in has no markings. On the exhaust valves themselves are: P2416 with HPC just below the numbers. There is a symbol of a triangle inside a triangle above the numbers.
Sorry, the valves or the bags they are in do not designate country of origin. And yes, these valves were the budget line from Alex's Parts.
Why the concern about where they're made?
|June 20 2017, 2:13 PM |
Many S/S valves are made there and resold/remarked. Argentina is another source in South America. Waaay better than China or India.
Eaton and Donovan were the two US sources I remember. Ford used both of them according to the Engineering (SK) blueprints.
|This message has been edited by 161854 on Jun 20, 2017 2:19 PM|
Re: Usually Brazil...
|June 21 2017, 9:43 AM |
Some Tunnel Port heads I used to have came with Donovan valves in them. One of the old machinists there ways they did a lot of Ford FE valves, Ed Donovan's daily driver was a 67 Ranchero with a 427 !
Not many economical American made performance valves - if any at all
|June 17 2017, 5:10 PM |
They are from India - Dandekar - in various boxes
They are from Israel - Sinus - in various boxes
They are from China - who knows what company - various boxes
They are from Argentina - Ferrea or Rev or Basso
They are from Eaton - either US or China - often sold by Manley - cheaper ones from China for certain
The low cost stuff - whether PEP, SBI, Alex, or anybody else are all from China or India
They work fine on street stuff, but race guys are better off with the South American stuff
|June 17 2017, 5:35 PM |
Ferrea on several builds. Never had any problem of any kind. They look great!
Tommy, I have a list I am adding to about pistons, valves and such ...
|June 17 2017, 6:30 PM |
Thanks Barry, will be street only, under 5500 rpm
Thanks Cam and all
There is some info on different valves on the net
Good and bad tales, things have changed on me in the last 30 or so years
I like Ferrea and REV, Ferrea has some hollow stem race stuff. n/m
|June 18 2017, 4:42 AM |
I've used a set of those recently
|June 17 2017, 6:46 PM |
I bought Alex's cheapo 427LR valves when I built the C1AE-A heads for my 416. They we're made in India. I turned them to 2.15/1.65 and reground the angles. Worked out good.
"They can't arrest us all"
Thanks Kevin :-) .. I feel more comfortable now ..
|June 17 2017, 8:14 PM |
Tommy, SI intake valve part number is I-2814
Forgot, yall running the intakes 30 degree or 45 degree ??
|This message has been edited by winr1 on Jun 17, 2017 8:17 PM|
|June 17 2017, 10:35 PM |
Mine are 45 degree. The guy that flowed my heads said that the 45 was better after .400 lift.