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Head job price

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Sparky, Nov 28, 2000.

  1. Sparky

    Sparky 1/2 ton status

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    What is a good price on getting a set of heads doneover. Three way valve job, new valves, etc. The works. I got quoted 300? good or bad? Thanks.

    Sparky

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    I would say good price 150.00 per head.
     
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    Call me a pervert, but that sounds kinda funny. I can't quit laugh'n.[​IMG]

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    Yea 4gunz4x4z thats what I read the first time...guess we need to get a new catagory!!

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  5. derek2002

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    Uhhh.... The local shop here redose the heads -- Im not sure what all it includes, but I know the valves are reseated, I believe ground, valve seals replaced and it is about $50 per head. I dont know if this is what you are reffering to, but $300 seems high. For that price, you could find a good set of Vortec heads... Just my two lincolns....

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  6. TX Mudder

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    Well, 200 to 300 bones is the going rate for two heads.
    But consider this - NEW Vortec heads are only $425.
    So, for about $100 more you can have brand new good-flowing Vortecs, or you can have rebuilt smog heads.
    I think you'd be better off going brnad new.
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    I paid $400 for a complete rework of closed chambered heads (041 castings) Included new stainless valves, 3 angle valve job, resurface, all new bronze guides, set spring height, new springs, keepers, port/polish, etc. If you go the vortec heads route, also add in the price for the manifold to bolt up to them.
     
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    A $50 head rebuild won't last long. I'm sure they just knurl the exsiting guides for that price. The valve stems will wear away the knurls in 20K miles or less and you'll be getting a good head rebuild done, where they replace the valve guides.

    By the time it's all said and done, you'll be much happier with a brand new set of Vortec heads. (I don't know if anyone sells a TBI intake that will bolt to those heads. I've only see intakes for 4-bbl carbs).

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    So some of you found the double meaning of the subject funny. Well, if you were wondering, I got the head job. No, NOT THE HEAD JOB. I would have considered the Vortech heads, but I am not sure how much it would have ended up costing, and I aint got much laying around. Oh well. The new Comp cam I put in it should satisfy my performance upgrade for a while.

    Sparky

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    I think you can buy vortec heads drilled ready for standard intakes, I think it was sallee chevrolet or bowtie chev. around 450/pair
     
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    I just went through this with my heads. I got them checked first. ($35/head) They ended up not cracked and flat. So the castings were OK. But the all exhaust valves and three intake valves were shot. All guides needed replacement. I could not even get a quote from my guy. He said get new heads for $450 a pair. The shop work and parts would cost me more than that. I was lucky (so far) that I found a suitable replacement set for a total of $135 from a private sale. I always want to keep what I have and fix it but today's prices in machine shops make this too costly. Get a new set.
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    Was it worth the $300 ad did she swallow?? LOL j/k

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    Laugh'n my a$$ off HEEEEEEEHAWWWWWWW...

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