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vinnygt
Vince Granato

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Bronze valve guides for Olds 215 heads?
Posted by: vinnygt
Date: May 24, 2020 11:02AM

Would anyone know if there is a vendor or manufacture that has production bronze valve guides for Olds 215 heads? Or ones that I can cut down in length? I am unaware if Buick vs Olds valve guides are the same? But still unable to locate "Bronze" for either cylinder head types. I will be using Chevy SB valves, which are the same valve stem diameter as the Olds. I did try to go to the Ford 2.3 valves; but would still have the issue of sourcing for bronze valve guides.
I have a new set of the iron guides; but rather use bronze alloy types before I rebuild these cylinder heads.
I am not in favor of k-line insert liners, or wish to go to have guides custom made.
Looking into Precision Engine Parts (https://www.precisionengineparts.com); has a few suitable options. But they do not sell wholesale (without account); in which my machinist will not trouble himself doing; especially during this Shelter in Place Law still currently active in my state during this virus pandemic.

Thanks and be safe.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Bronze valve guides for Olds 215 heads?
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: May 24, 2020 11:49AM

Pretty common practice these days to sleeve the guides.

Jim


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