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Old 03-21-2008, 06:28 PM
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Anyone any experience of fitting 1mm oversize in/ex valves to their head?

looking for any help/advice,do,s /donts on having these fitted.

Does the head/valve seats have to be ground out also for max effect?

any info appreciated.
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Old 03-22-2008, 12:33 AM
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Yes you need to match the valve seat to the valve diameter. Otherwise you aren't getting any extra flow and the oversized valves are a waste of money. Just tell your engine builder that you want oversized valves or whatever and he'll take care of the rest.
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I'd say you definitely don't need oversize exhaust valves, and really don't need oversize intakes either. They are quite shrouded stock. I would suggest unshrouding the stockers myself. Of course, most people don't unshroud valves properly either. Besides, oversize is only 40 thousandths over, not 200 like on old 302's and the like. Bigger valves will be shrouded more, so there is a point of diminishing returns. For example if a 8mm oversize fit, they would be so shrouded they would flow less than the stock size. IMO, the head has the right size valves in it stock. Bowl work and unshrouding will make it much more efficient, oversize valves won't really.
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Thanks for the reply,s- i,ll leave that to the machine/head shop.
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