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Old June 27th, 2017, 07:17 PM
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Howdy Folks,

I'm a relatively new member of the Olds Family and I am working on putting the 455 I bought together.

I've currently got a set of bare J heads and in my mind the value proposition isn't there for rebuilding them. I don't actually have big power in mind but they are in pretty ratty shape and rather than throw good parts at bad castings I'd rather just buy a set of used heads. The whole restricted exhaust offends my engineering sensibilities as well :P

I'm not looking for anything particularly nice really, just nicer than stock J heads. Preferably something already assembled. I've got a soft budget of $500 but for a smoking deal I'd certainly consider upping it.

Maybe there's nothing out there for 5 bills, but it can't hurt to ask! So show me what you got!
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Old June 28th, 2017, 06:17 AM
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Does your $500 budget cover just the heads (FYI, good cores can be had for $200 a pair) or heads ready to bolt on? If you really are planning to spend $500 on cores and THEN have them built, I'd strongly suggest you look into a set of aluminum ProComps as ported by Bernard Mondello. I think these are going for around $1400-1500 a pair these days, ready to run, but that is money well spent.
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Old June 28th, 2017, 06:40 AM
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I have numerous big block heads, from "A"-"J", excluding the exotics (D, F, H). Email me if interested. Thanks, Bob.
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Old June 28th, 2017, 07:21 AM
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Originally Posted by joe_padavano View Post
Does your $500 budget cover just the heads (FYI, good cores can be had for $200 a pair) or heads ready to bolt on? If you really are planning to spend $500 on cores and THEN have them built, I'd strongly suggest you look into a set of aluminum ProComps as ported by Bernard Mondello. I think these are going for around $1400-1500 a pair these days, ready to run, but that is money well spent.
Plan was assembled and ready to run. I'd definitely considered going the core then build route as well but but I'm not planning on this car being fast so it seemed like the value proposition was a lil iffy.

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I have numerous big block heads, from "A"-"J", excluding the exotics (D, F, H). Email me if interested. Thanks, Bob.
Fantastic! I'll shoot you a email later today Bob, thanks!
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Old June 28th, 2017, 07:47 AM
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Sent PM I have a few sets

a couple ready to bolt on for that price range

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Old June 28th, 2017, 12:07 PM
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I'll have several sets to sell at Norwalk most ready to bolt on. B, C, J, etc. I am bringing them to sell, not haul back to NC
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Old June 29th, 2017, 03:59 AM
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Have a set of J heads. Will need valve job. $40.00 for set. Located in east central Indiana
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I have a real nice set of C heads,all cleaned up ,media blasted,valves lapped in and ready to run I can sell for $500.Where are you located?
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Old June 29th, 2017, 09:25 AM
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have a set of small valve c heads ready to bolt on , valves ground .new guide seals. outside of lansing mi .989 494 7579. 250.00
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bbo heads

mine are the large intake valve 2.072
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Old June 29th, 2017, 09:26 PM
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I just got my 350 heads from Bob ROCKETMAN269V and had his shop rebuild them so they were ready to bolt on when they arrived. Good experience overall and in your price range.
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I just got my 350 heads from Bob ROCKETMAN269V and had his shop rebuild them so they were ready to bolt on when they arrived. Good experience overall and in your price range.
Thanks Dane. It was a real pleasure dealing with you, in spite of Fastenal misplacing the heads.
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I sold him a set.

So he needs no more now
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Old June 30th, 2017, 09:29 PM
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Hey,Larry good to hear from you again,Im the guy you shipped a frame to back in the fall,cars all done,the frame was just as you said,very happy with the transaction.Hows your 67 ?
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I'm doing great. thanks. Glad to hear your car is done. I am going to really change my 67 this fall. Going with the Old Mondello motor I have had for years will freshen it up a bit first and changing to a 4 speed. Looking forward to that.

Happy 4th

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gotta have something to do over the rainy season...Oh wait..you guys dont get a rainy season.It will be a lot more FUN too.
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