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Average costs of porting and polishing heads?

 
Old 01-23-2005, 08:49 AM
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Hey, everyone, play nice...no name calling. This is a tech forum for crying out loud.

Make you points with positive facts. And let the facts speak.

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Old 01-23-2005, 08:56 AM
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1400 does not include parts its just the labor, but the heads turned out great all the ports are matched and they are making great power and torque 415/403 all through JBA headers and a baby 222/224 cam over 350 torque starting at 3000 rpms.
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There are two shops locally (Charlotte area) that I know of that do proven head porting work, with before and after flow bench sheets to prove it. They both charge $800 for a Stg II port and polish, blending, and 5 angle valve job. Im sure with the shop I use you could kick ole' Clyde (the owner, he's about 400 yrs. old) an extra few bills to work 'em a bit more. Like someone said, generally you get what you pay for.
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I never said you HAVE to have a ton of money invested in your heads for them to be good. And like Predator-Z said.....taking an AFR head comparing it to a hogged out LS6 head isn't quite the same. the AFR head is by far one of the best heads on the market, I won't argue that. they put out GREAT numbers w/o requiring huge runners or port volumes. Mamo & the crew did a great job on that. but this guy already has LS6 castings, so why not call FFHP up and spend a grand or so and get a really nice port job on them?
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Joker- give us a call this afternoon(yes we work on Sunday) after 2pm EST or tomorrow after 10am EST. We would be happy to discuss your setup and goals and I am sure we can help you out without breaking the bank so to speak. Once we know what you want we can quote you a price that I think you will find reasonable.

cyphur_traq- thanks for the good words!
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OUt of curiosity, how much does having a shop flow a heads with and without intake usually cost?
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$500 Would Be A Good Number.
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Originally Posted by cyphur_traq
I never said you HAVE to have a ton of money invested in your heads for them to be good. And like Predator-Z said.....taking an AFR head comparing it to a hogged out LS6 head isn't quite the same. the AFR head is by far one of the best heads on the market, I won't argue that. they put out GREAT numbers w/o requiring huge runners or port volumes. Mamo & the crew did a great job on that. but this guy already has LS6 castings, so why not call FFHP up and spend a grand or so and get a really nice port job on them?
give ffhp a call joker

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Originally Posted by Lostpatrolman
OUt of curiosity, how much does having a shop flow a heads with and without intake usually cost?
cost me 100 bucks
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Brad, no problem. You guys have always helped me out when I've needed a quote or information. Spendin 30 mins on the phone just to explain a few things says a lot about the shop. Definitely plan on givin you guys a call hopefully this summer to get some heads

madpwr1, whats your issue man? relax.
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Originally Posted by cyphur_traq
Brad, no problem. You guys have always helped me out when I've needed a quote or information. Spendin 30 mins on the phone just to explain a few things says a lot about the shop. Definitely plan on givin you guys a call hopefully this summer to get some heads

madpwr1, whats your issue man? relax.
my issue? i don't know what is it? you got me ... i disagree with you on what this guy needs to meet his goal and i'm wrong and then i agree with you and now i have an issue?

you just can't win with some people ...
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Originally Posted by madpwr1
my issue? i don't know what is it? you got me ... i disagree with you on what this guy needs to meet his goal and i'm wrong and then i agree with you and now i have an issue?

you just can't win with some people ...
hahaha dude i'm sorry. i took your comment the wrong way, my mistake. its all good
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Originally Posted by cyphur_traq
hahaha dude i'm sorry. i took your comment the wrong way, my mistake. its all good
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guy i know got his ported for 600 bucks
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Old 01-24-2005, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by madpwr1
give ffhp a call joker
Just gave FFHP a call and talked to Brad, nice guy and lots of great info and cost is in line average to what was shared here.

Looks like I will be including them into the budget to have them work on the heads while I'm swapping cams....Thanks for the heads up (pun intended)
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I've been quoted $1000 for labor. Full port, polish and valve job.
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I am going to be doing a cam swap soon (TSP 233/239) and was thinking of having the heads ported and polished while I'm at it.

Any past experience on the costs associated with this? I know what the cam swap and associated costs are with that, but want to know about doing the heads while I'm at it.

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Instead of paying someone $1500 to do god knows what how bout invest the 30 to 40hours or so a good job takes and hand port it yourself. Then you can take pride in doing your build and not be like the rest of these folks who just throw money at something to get it done. Where is the fun in that? It's not that difficult and its a great project for a tuner. That's just me though, I know how to work on my stuff and do 95% of my own work. I do understand that time isn't easy to come by and the dollars earned in that amount of time may not make it worth the work but like I said. Pride is Every thing to me in this hobby and I don't trust many people to do the job right when I know I can.
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Originally Posted by Infinite Latency View Post
Instead of paying someone $1500 to do god knows what how bout invest the 30 to 40hours or so a good job takes and hand port it yourself. Then you can take pride in doing your build and not be like the rest of these folks who just throw money at something to get it done. Where is the fun in that? It's not that difficult and its a great project for a tuner. That's just me though, I know how to work on my stuff and do 95% of my own work. I do understand that time isn't easy to come by and the dollars earned in that amount of time may not make it worth the work but like I said. Pride is Every thing to me in this hobby and I don't trust many people to do the job right when I know I can.
You do realize that he probably won't read your post since it's about 13 years old right?
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