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Gregski 03-15-2016 11:51 PM

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the cashier made me pull the rockers off or he would charge me an additional $30 bucks

so here is the bill breakdown

$38.99 - Cast Iron Cylinder Head

$ .16 - Admission Tax

$ 4.99 - Core Charge

$ 3.41 - Environmental Fee

$ 3.79 - Tax

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$51.34 TOTAL

first he quoted me like $65 bucks just for the head before all the BS fees with a ONE YEAR WARRANTY (I tried really hard not to laugh, and simply said No Thank You)

enaberif 03-15-2016 11:52 PM

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Those 5 valves are pretttttty white.

Gregski 03-15-2016 11:56 PM

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In case any of you may be considering such masochism I took a few notes on what I saw today in the yard that you may find useful:

1994 Chevrolet Suburban - 14102193 non Vortec Cylinder Heads

1995 Chevrolet Tahoe - 14102193 non Vortec Cylinder Heads

1997 Chevrolet Suburban - 10239906 Vortec Cylinder Heads

1999 Chevrolet Tahoe - 12558062 Vortec Cylinder Heads

1999 Chevrolet Suburban - 12558062 Vortec Cylinder Heads

Gregski 03-15-2016 11:58 PM

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Originally Posted by enaberif (Post 7524136)
Those 5 valves are pretttttty white.

Yeah, seems like she was a mean LEAN machine, no?

Gregski 03-16-2016 12:16 AM

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I don't know about you but there's just something about a nice clean work bench, even if only for a second

Gregski 03-16-2016 12:17 AM

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alright the patient is ready, it's time for disassembly

Gregski 03-16-2016 12:21 AM

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so we start by removing the #1 Exhaust valve, yes she was running lean, but after the wire wheel treatment we see the same pitted condition as our original Vortec exhaust valves, so at least they are consistent

Gregski 03-16-2016 12:25 AM

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then we removed the #1 Intake valve and we already expected the intake valves to be in better shape than the exhaust and this one was, it also was consistent with the first set of Vortec valves we already have, condition wise

Gregski 03-16-2016 12:30 AM

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Don't worry I aint gonna bore you with pics of all the valves, so we move on to the chambers, after all we gotta know if this head is good or is there yet another Pick N Pull expedition in our near future

for this process we move out to our [ahem] "Organic" Outdoor Facility

Pleased to report #1 chamber looks a good!

Gregski 03-16-2016 12:34 AM

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Pleased to report the second chamber, technically combustion chamber #3 passes with flying colors

Gregski 03-16-2016 12:42 AM

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alright 2 for 2, we're half way there, lets keep going

and the third chamber, properly referred to as cylinder #5 is good too, though it started out a bit weepy (no idea what the heck that was all about, maybe me shooting PB Blaster inadvertently in there when removing the vlave

Gregski 03-16-2016 12:45 AM

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cool, 3 for 3 and no cracks, so how did the 4th one turn out?

I'll tell you all tomorrow, had to take the kid to piano practice, lol, and I'm so tired I really don't want to clean it right now cause it's late, it's been a long day, and I would just half @ss it, and I don't want to do that, so must rest


SkinnyG 03-16-2016 12:02 PM

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Oh, you cliff-hanger dude! Don't do that to us!

<suspense!>

ckeleher 03-16-2016 02:13 PM

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I have been watching this thread forever!! Great work. Anticipation is killing me! I bet the head is ok!! It has to be ok!!:drama:

Gregski 03-16-2016 08:56 PM

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Originally Posted by ckeleher (Post 7524771)
I have been watching this thread forever!! Great work. Anticipation is killing me! I bet the head is ok!! It has to be ok!!:drama:

Thank you very much for the kind feedback, much appreciated. Yeah life called! But the Greg is back!

Gregski 03-16-2016 09:00 PM

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got home today and had to clean and inspect the fourth, technically chamber de combustione numero siete

and I am pleased to report all is good in the hood as far as the eye can see

note this rascal gave me a bit of a scare at first, hey what do you expect from junkyard parts right

flashed 03-16-2016 09:03 PM

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It's about time you got back you slacker ,LOL .

Gregski 03-16-2016 09:03 PM

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the intake valve looked yukie too but cleaned up real nice

if there are any Valve Whisperers in da house, please chime in, can you read what this valve is trying to tell us?

Gregski 03-16-2016 09:05 PM

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Originally Posted by flashed (Post 7525185)
It's about time you got back you slacker ,LOL .

yeah stupid work, as if anybody would notice I wasn't there, deliver your own babies, try your own cases, write your own tickets, flip your own burgers, take your pick, I'm just a man!!!

flashed 03-16-2016 09:08 PM

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I cant read valves but I think it is saying I feel better with all that crap cleaned off .

Gregski 03-16-2016 09:08 PM

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the final #7 combustion chamber looking good, check out that shinny head man, I am getting good at this, couple more cracks, couple more replacement heads and I'll be able to go Semi Pro at this

Gregski 03-16-2016 09:12 PM

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alright Gentlemen this concludes Phase 1. aka the Eyecrometer Inspection

and now we move on to the Magna-Flux-Capacitor DYI Test phase

this is a little SPOTCHECK Kit I assembled using the following three products for just shy of $75 ducates (Note: their official kit runs $130 - must come with pixie dust cause it has the same products in it) got this from a local place called Grainger.

Amazon sells competing products for about $35 total but its Hazardous cargo and must be shipped by truck, and I didn't have that kinda time folks.

1. Mr. Clean

2. Red aka "The Penetrator"

3. Developer


flashed 03-16-2016 09:12 PM

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Come on out to N. Ga and you can take apart the original 350 from my wife's 72 Malibu convertible and tell me why with only 55,000 miles on it I could not keep oil in it . Rather than rebuild it I bought her a 290 HP crate motor for less money than the rebuild was going to be .

Gregski 03-16-2016 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by flashed (Post 7525208)
Come on out to N. Ga and you can take apart the original 350 from my wife's 72 Malibu convertible and tell me why with only 55,000 miles on it I could not keep oil in it . Rather than rebuild it I bought her a 290 HP crate motor for less money than the rebuild was going to be .

I see a business opportunity here, lol

Mobile Engine Autopsies by The Greg!

Gregski 03-16-2016 09:17 PM

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well that kit may be nice but I immediately did what any car guy does, I customized it.... Ladies and Gentlemen I give you the

SPOTCHECK Plus


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