Was offered a set of Dove SK 35369 heads and Victor intake.January 9 2018 at 1:48 PM
Steve M (Login 66sevets)
heads are new, titanium valves and retainers, 2.25 1.75 vales, fully CNC ported with matching Victor intake, machined combustion chambers, set up for big solid roller. never run stuff he wants $3,200. Good deal or are some of the new heads offered lately better?
Every Dove head I've see has the same SK number..
|January 9 2018, 3:21 PM |
on them so it's meaningless. Doesn't sound like a bad deal but I'd want more info on exactly what I was buying before dropping that much. Flow numbers, Chamber CC, and exactly what version the head was. Also spring and valve specs. The Victor is a known quantity and wouldn't be my 1st choice if those heads really work.
Re: Was offered a set of Dove SK 35369 heads and Victor intake.
|January 9 2018, 4:27 PM |
Dove was able to....
|January 9 2018, 9:22 PM |
mix-'n'-match features so you need to find out exactly what's being offered. He had, for instance, three different exhaust runner set-ups available. He had a wide variety of distinct combustion chambers, and had low, medium and high-riser intake runners. He also did Tunnel-ports, and, for that matter, SOHC heads.
He also had a 'somewhat-like' Victor manifold that he could match to the various heads, but it was really an FE version of a design Al Buckmaster did for the Cleveland.
If he was told ahead of time that the heads you ordered from him were going to be ported, he'd leave extra material so the porting wouldn't break through. He, from the mid-'80s', impregnated all his castings to assure against porosity. If you were going to do porting, he'd take your finished castings back and do the impregnation after your re-work was complete.
Post some pictures and you'll get better information here.
|January 10 2018, 3:38 AM |
|January 10 2018, 6:43 AM |
Fantastic deal if they have titanium valves! About $2,000.00 for just the valves alone.
Pressure test them and use them.
They look great.
How do you tell Titanium from Stainless? n/m
|January 10 2018, 7:11 AM |
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|Jack Tindle |
Hey Steve, I've been talking to that guy for two weeks about that package and
|January 10 2018, 8:25 AM |
Received those same pictures. I don't want them, something doesn't sit quite right with me about the story I've been getting. He offered them to me with intake for much less money. Give me a call when you get time and I'll fill you in on the details. Be careful.
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|January 10 2018, 8:49 AM |
A set of new Del West valves is about $900 for 8 intakes and 8 exhaust. If you know where to shop.
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|January 10 2018, 9:03 AM |
THAT is a smokin' deal Royce! The valves...
|January 10 2018, 10:19 AM |
in the picture don't have the Del West logo. I think they are stainless by the way they are machined.
|January 10 2018, 11:24 AM |
|January 10 2018, 12:18 PM |
I thought you were talking about buying new from Del West/Victory/Manley/Ferrea.
The left-overs work if you can get the general dimensions close. When you're having to cut .150" off the tip then it makes it a little more involved.
OK , I thought you were..
|January 10 2018, 3:11 PM |
Talking about exact replacements. Yes there are used valves out there that can be modified. I bought a set of correct length , 11/32 stem valves with a 2.180 head diameter and was seriously thinking about a trim down to 2.09 and sleeving the 3/8ths guides down. Will probably do it when I pull the heads. Cost was $100 for the 8. "To me" the 6mm(.247) and 7mm ( .275) stem diameters are a bit scary. The smallest I've gone is 8mm(5/16ths or .312). Guess I'm too old and conservative LOL. Thanks for the tip.
Those sure look like..
|January 10 2018, 10:07 AM |
That's what I think too!
|January 10 2018, 10:24 AM |
The bad parts is these are a third person deal, can't even talk to the guy that had them done. I'm agreeing with Jack that something doesn't add up right. Don't know the combustion chamber volume, spring rates, valve material, and if they leak. Seller says he lost the flow sheets.
|Jack Tindle |
Good to talk to you Steve. Hope it works out for you. N/M
|January 10 2018, 11:36 AM |