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    Check these out, rusty studs and all! You GOT to be kidding!









    FRESH SET OF BIG BLOCK HEAD CASTINGS 336781 READY TO ASSEMBEL FULL PORTING TO MATCH LARGE OVAL PORT GASKETS OPEN CHAMBER CC MATCHED 3 ANGLE VALVE JOB FULL RACE PORTING EXHAUST AND INTAKE RAT ROD STREET ROD DRAG RACER
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    the link didn't work

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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BIG-B...mZ370089774283

    he got a lil over zealous with the http's

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotrod56cars View Post
    the link didn't work
    Yeah, I tried everything I know...couldn't get it to work. Pictures are better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sintax View Post
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BIG-B...mZ370089774283

    he got a lil over zealous with the http's
    Oh, that's right...you gotta erase one of them. Totally forgot.
    Thanks sintax
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    Wonder what "full race porting" is.

    Is it kinda like 3/4-race cam?





    Put new studs in it and quit yer belly-achin'. Make 'em drop the price $70 for the new studs.
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    i hate to bust every1's Bubble, but, thats NOT rust on the studs...its paint!...look close...he was trying to paint the heads...thats a good price, but, shipping will kill ya! & without knowing who ported them, ur prob takeing a chance...they do look pretty clean tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by FastRat View Post
    i hate to bust every1's Bubble, but, thats NOT rust on the studs...its paint!...look close...he was trying to paint the heads...thats a good price, but, shipping will kill ya! & without knowing who ported them, ur prob takeing a chance...they do look pretty clean tho

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    You may be right about the studs, but those aren't "pretty clean". The porting is terrible. The heads are a mess with paint all over them. I don't see any valve job, let alone a three angle. The guides are sticking out of the guide bosses in the ports (I see one intake but I'd guess they're all the same).
    I'm pointing this out for a reason. If if a guy doesn't have enough pride in his workmanship to represent his product any better than this, it's probably indicative of the workmanship that went into the product throughout. There's no quality of anything here, and I'm not saying this to bash this guy. I'm trying to give some of you an idea of what to avoid and why.
    Representation is important on something like this. A nicely ported and well prepared set of heads is going to look that way.
    Just trying to throw out a little info here. It doesn't need to get outa hand. Take it or leave it. JMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steelcomp View Post
    I think he should have traced some bettter gaskets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelcomp View Post
    You may be right about the studs, but those aren't "pretty clean". The porting is terrible. The heads are a mess with paint all over them. I don't see any valve job, let alone a three angle. The guides are sticking out of the guide bosses in the ports (I see one intake but I'd guess they're all the same).
    I'm pointing this out for a reason. If if a guy doesn't have enough pride in his workmanship to represent his product any better than this, it's probably indicative of the workmanship that went into the product throughout. There's no quality of anything here, and I'm not saying this to bash this guy. I'm trying to give some of you an idea of what to avoid and why.
    Representation is important on something like this. A nicely ported and well prepared set of heads is going to look that way.
    Just trying to throw out a little info here. It doesn't need to get outa hand. Take it or leave it. JMO.
    Didn't want to go into ebay. whats the bids on this mess, just curious? M

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    Quote Originally Posted by ol guy View Post
    Didn't want to go into ebay. whats the bids on this mess, just curious? M
    Well, I think he's only asking 399.00, so that alone should tell you something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ol guy View Post
    Didn't want to go into ebay. whats the bids on this mess, just curious? M
    No bids so far. $329.00 starting bid, "Buy it now" for $399.00

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelcomp View Post
    Well, I think he's only asking 399.00, so that alone should tell you something.
    Thanks S.C. when it gets to 250.00 could be good to buy and fix. Then sell at a small profit!!!! M

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    Those do look like crap, but looks don't necessarily mean a whole lot. I sent my heads and tunnel ram to Darin Morgin for porting last winter and when I got them back I wasn't really impressed with the "looks" of what he did. There was even a bit of epoxy on one area of my tunnel ram from where he broke through the casting! I was pleased that I did gain 3 - 4 MPH and better acceleration from the improvements made by Darin on my induction system and that happened with a slight drop in compression from his chamber work. His cost to me for cleaning up the heads, valve job and fully porting the tunnel ram was roughly $1300 and that included a set of new PAC Springs. Bottom line if a guy really knows what needs to be done the cost to do it doesn't necessarily have to be high in order to be effective. Darin knows his chit and didn't have to experiment for hours to figure out what needs to be done which results in less time and less money.

    Who knows if the guy selling these heads has a clue or not! If he knows his chit it may be a great buy. If he's a hack they may be worse than "as cast". Buyer beware!

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