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Old 02-13-2020, 05:24 PM
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Try Smoke Signals. Now if they were 16 -SD455 heads!!

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First, your initial asking price might've scared people off. Second, yours have two piece valves. Third, target audience is somewhat limited by the dates.

About two months ago, people were snatching up new Speedmaster aluminum heads for ~$1100. If you add stainless valves to your $950...

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Old 02-14-2020, 04:02 AM
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They have stainless steel valves.(used existing valves)
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Thanks Greg
I think this line is confusing some people. Stock 2–piece valves aren't stainless steel.

Saying "used existing valves" is the point of confusion. What does that mean? Are the valves the original, stock valves or aftermarket 1 piece stainless valves?

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Old 02-14-2020, 09:09 AM
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I think this line is confusing some people. Stock 2–piece valves aren't stainless steel.

Saying "used existing valves" is the point of confusion. What does that mean? Are the valves the original, stock valves or aftermarket 1 piece stainless valves?
Good point. They are stainless steel valves that came in the heads when I got them .

Thanks for pointing that out.

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Old 02-14-2020, 09:48 AM
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I understand the feeling. I went through a similar issue a decade ago with some heads for one of my Firebirds.

There are really only two options if you are intent on selling. Wait longer or lower the price...

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Old 02-14-2020, 03:47 PM
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I think it's the same way with used engines.

I had a good 455 bracket engine. Ran 7.30's at my local 1/8 mile track. Track closed, so I sold the Ventura as a roller, to a Chevy guy. Tried to sell the engine, for what I thought was a very reasonable price.

It had forged rods & pistons, & a pretty decent Lunati cam, Torker 2 intake, 750 vac Holley, deep pan. After a few years I finally had to sell the longblock for $1000. And even at that, couldn't sell it to anybody in the South. A guy drove down from one of the Northern states to pick it up. All, I can say is that he got a bargain. Couldn't have the same engine built now for 4 times the price.

Hey, there have been 455 core engines sell for that much. And they'd need a complete rebuild.



I suppose most figure everybody is lying about what they have for sale, & figure they wouldn't be selling if it was any good.

That's just the way buying & selling used car parts goes.

So, any Pontiac or racing parts I buy now, I just assume that once I buy 'em, they are then completely worthless, for resale. That way, I won't be surprised by lack of buyers when I try to sell.

I've sold two running engines. I had them both in my test stand ready to run. One was a 307 Chevy and the other was a 326 Pontiac engine. They sell real quick when the buyer can see and hear them.

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Old 02-14-2020, 05:26 PM
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This is what they look like





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This is what they look like





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Some of those valves look like stock valves to me.

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I know a magnet won’t stick to the exhaust valves the machinist told me they were stainless if not I don’t know. Evidently they were misrepresented to me and I am trying to remove them from for sale forum .
No longer for sale

Thanks for information

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Old 02-15-2020, 03:26 AM
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... Stock 2–piece valves aren't stainless steel...
FYI- stock Pontiac exhaust valves are one-piece stainless. The exhaust valve in the photo is an OEM valve from a '68 -16 head- it got mangled when the head fell off that cylinder's 2-piece intake valve.
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Coulda sworn stock 68 exhaust valves were SS heads and ferrous stems.

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