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Randy Wilson
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posted 06-19-2001 04:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randy Wilson   Click Here to Email Randy Wilson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello everyone! I have been "lurking" around this site for a couple of years now, and thought I should register and join in. I have learned a great deal from some of the experiences you have collectively had and shared. I posted in the racing forum, because I thought some of you might have some experience with titanium valves. I have a '70 4V closed chamber cleveland that I hope to do up right the first time, and was wondering what kind of life I could expect from titanium valves compared to stainless or othes types?! Primary purpose at least for the moment is to build a hot street motor, but I seem to waver on how much street time I am going to be seeing. I currently have stock valves, which of course have got to go, and bronze guides, and hardened exhaust seats. I will be doing a great deal of work to these heads, but for now am just toying with the idea of a super light weight valve train and reciprocating assembly. Anyone running these? Thanks to all for great input throughout the years! Randy.

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kwazykat
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posted 06-19-2001 07:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwazykat   Click Here to Email kwazykat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hi randy!

i cant help you with an answer, but want to welcome you to M&M.

i am sure someone will come along soon and give you some info....although, a goodly number of folks are getting ready for our trip to reno this week.....why dont cha join us for the "second annual M&M doo-dah"?!

pop on over to sams place and post a hello so folks can say hi!


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Dave Gibson
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posted 06-19-2001 09:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Randy. Welcome to Mustangsandmore.com. Glad you came out of lurker mode and decided to join in the fun. I can not help you with your question, but I'm sure one of our numerous members will be able to give you an answer shortly. Enjoy the site and again, welcome to the M&M extended family.

Dave & Terri

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Gearhead

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From: Lakewood, CO, USA
Registered: Jun 2001

posted 06-19-2001 11:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JCQuinn@work   Click Here to Email JCQuinn@work     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Randy
The only drawback that I am aware of with titanium valves is their cost. They are lighter than the stainless and that weight reduction is in the place where it is going to do the most good in terms of valve train life and dependability. Any weight reduction on the valve side of the rocker is very important. Less reciprocating weight means your springs will not have to work as hard and can do the job with less pressure. Less pressure means less horsepower to drive the cam and less strain on the entire valve train.

John Quinn

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JAAZZY
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From: Bay Area, CA
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posted 06-19-2001 11:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Where does one even find titanium valves? I've never even seen them advertised.

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Moneymaker
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From: Lyons, IL, USA
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posted 06-19-2001 11:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M Randy. ! Titanium is a wornderful alloy. I only wish that I could use titanium valves in MM. The rules do not allow them in superstock. If you can afford them I would definaltly use them. They will never wear out or break on a street and strip application. The weight savings and cooler running will also be a huge benefit. Manley, Ferra, Del-West, CV products, Stealth, Diamond, and our brand of choice Victory, are some of the manufacturers who supply them.

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Randy Wilson
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From: Portland, Or USA
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posted 06-19-2001 12:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randy Wilson   Click Here to Email Randy Wilson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, thanks for all the comebacks! I'll say hello in the Sams Place forum also. As for availability of titanium valves, I have seen them in several classifieds, as well as a swap meet (Chebby guy inherited a Ford shop collection and kinda still doesn't quite know what all he's got). These are one of those things that seem to fall under the cubic dollars scenario, but I didn't want to invest in such a heavy hitter only to find that they wear rapidly. It's nice to hear that just the opposite seems to be true. Thanks all! Randy.

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JAAZZY
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From: Bay Area, CA
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posted 06-19-2001 09:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well since nobody else asked, I will. What kind of $$$s are we talking?

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Moneymaker
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posted 06-19-2001 09:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
$25+ each wholesale.

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JAAZZY
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posted 06-20-2001 01:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, not cheap but less than I expected. I think I'll put this on the wish list for my next motor or at least the next rebuild.


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$25+ each wholesale.


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