Buick - Performance/Modified Discuss '54 - 322 help with head machine work in the BUICK CLUBS forums; I've been cutting up my '54 parts car that Lamar was kind enough to deliver. This is one job that I don't like at all. But, since I don't have ...
'54 - 322 help with head machine work
I've been cutting up my '54 parts car that Lamar was kind enough to deliver. This is one job that I don't like at all. But, since I don't have to be that careful, it's kind of stress relieving. Anyway, I want the 322 for another project. When I pulled the manifold I notice that the intake ports had some rust. Can you have rust in the intake ports? Well, the heads need to get to the machine shop anyway which led me think...what actually should I have done? I have a Weiand 2 x 4 manifold that I want to use. The rest is wide open? I've been told that I should build to '56 322 specs.
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Re: '54 - 322 help with head machine work
What ever you do, DO NOT let the shop talk you into hardened valve seats. They are not necessary and could ruin the head by breaking into the water jacket.
Check out Rus Martin on the web. He speaks Nailhead fluently.
Msgr. Douglas Cook:
1996 Impala SS taking too much time and money from my Buicks;
1954 Super Riviera 56R, 65k miles and still counting;
1954 Special 48D under restoration;
1924 Buick 34, 4-cyl roadster.
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