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Head and manifold work, $$?

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02-20-2012 07:36:16

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Need to pull the head on my 57 WD45 gasser and have the ports built back up, and have the manifold planed this summer, and idea of the potential cost? almost afraid to ask..

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02-20-2012 09:17:38

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 Re: Head and manifold work, $$? in reply to JDJohnDeere, 02-20-2012 07:36:16  
Had the same thing done last year. Valves ground, new exhaust valve seats, intake valve seats ground. This was about $220. I had the two outside exhaust ports welded up with nickel rod and cut down with a fly cutter but that was done where I work so I'm not sure what that would cost to have done.

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02-20-2012 08:24:03

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 Re: Head and manifold work, $$? in reply to JDJohnDeere, 02-20-2012 07:36:16  
Having a head rebuilt can be a easy job or a mess to do so to guess-to-mate the cost of any given head is impossible to do. I have seen one go for around $200 and then the next cost well over $500

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02-20-2012 08:18:57

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 Re: Head and manifold work, $$? in reply to JDJohnDeere, 02-20-2012 07:36:16  
a complete rebuild on my 49 wd head cost me about $220 labor and $140 in parts.

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