Parts for #13 heads restoration - Pontiac GTO Forum
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-27-2014, 03:10 AM Thread Starter
 
SPCMarty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Duluth MN
Posts: 188
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Parts for #13 heads restoration

I have a pair of #13 heads that are being restored. I was wondering if anyone can recommend a proper set of valves and seals for these heads.
I have a set of 6x8 heads and I was curious if I could use its rocker studs, valve spring cups and retainers. Are the springs interchange, or should I just get new ones?

Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App

1971 LeMans 350ci 2Barrel Carb

B. Co 1-22 4ID OIF 2008-09
SPCMarty is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-27-2014, 05:39 AM
Former Moderator
 
ALKYGTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Wentzville, Mo.
Posts: 2,893
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Garage
I would replace the 40 year old valve springs. Are you replacing the cam? Most cam manufacturers will recommend a spring to match their camshaft. You can usually reuse the retainers unless the valves you use have a different degree valve lock. I would also splurge and get new studs, not much more $$.
ALKYGTO is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-27-2014, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
 
SPCMarty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Duluth MN
Posts: 188
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The engine is a fresh rebuild less than 300mi. The deal is I'm not happy with the #142 heads it has now.
What springs would be recommended for stock? I can check with lunati, but the cam is running with stock springed #142s so I figure stock on the 13s will be ok.
I'll get new studs, you're right they aren't much.

Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App

1971 LeMans 350ci 2Barrel Carb

B. Co 1-22 4ID OIF 2008-09
SPCMarty is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Pontiac GTO Forum > The 1964-1974 Pontiac Tempest, Lemans & GTO > 1964-1974 Tempest, Lemans & GTO Complete Engine Compartment Discussion

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Pontiac GTO Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A new restoration project for a '68 GTO convertible, what is the best parts source? GasTiresOil 1964-1974 Tempest, Lemans & GTO Convertible Top, Interior, Glass and Trunk 4 11-08-2009 10:49 AM
Parts/restoration catalog sknight751 1964-1974 Tempest, LeMans & GTO Projects, Barn Finds & Restoration Discussions 9 03-09-2009 09:35 PM
small parts restoration and inspection stamps Too Many Projects 1964-1974 Tempest, LeMans & GTO Projects, Barn Finds & Restoration Discussions 6 02-19-2009 11:07 AM
Early years restoration parts... Crawlin 1964-1974 Tempest, LeMans & GTO Projects, Barn Finds & Restoration Discussions 2 07-02-2008 04:24 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome