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Daniel Jones
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From: St. Louis, MO
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posted 09-23-2002 05:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daniel Jones   Click Here to Email Daniel Jones     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Okay, Lee's question about Cleveland valves reminded me I need to get
started on the heads for the 408C stroker. I'll be using aluminum A3
high port heads with 4V size valves. I'm looking for recommendations
on specific valves. I want something that's durable enough for a
street roller cam, though I'll probably stay with a 0.600" lift or so
flat tappet cam. The usual suspects are:

Manley
Victory
Ferrea
Rev

Anyone got a strong preference for one brand over another (why)?
In a quick look around the web, the Ferrea 6000 series competition
valves seem to be the best deal of the lot.

Alex, did you ever get my email after you had the disk problems?
Among other thing, I'm looking for a price on Victory valves.

Thanks Much,
Dan Jones

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Moneymaker
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From: Lyons, IL, USA
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posted 09-23-2002 06:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Victory is the best period. NO BRAG, JUST FACT!
If you are shopping price Dan, then maybe one of the others is better for your needs. If you want the utmost in quality then it's Victory. After what happened to me at Norwalk and the beating that one of their valves took and held up, I will never use anything else in a severe duty application.

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Just Strokin
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posted 09-24-2002 07:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Just Strokin   Click Here to Email Just Strokin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ferrea are generally on the heavy side and are very good valves. I have run them in a number of clevelands and 429/460's with no problems.

Manley are okay, but usually overpriced in my mind.

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Daniel Jones
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posted 09-24-2002 03:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daniel Jones   Click Here to Email Daniel Jones     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
>If you are shopping price Dan, then maybe one of the others is better
>for your needs.

I'm not necessarily shopping for the cheapest price but I do wish
to spend my money where it makes the most sense. I've seen a lot
Clevelands fall victim to valve train failure so I don't plan to
cheap out here. My application probably doesn't qualify as severe
duty so Manley or Ferrea might be fine but if I can get the Victory
valves for not too much more, I'd be interested.

Dan Jones

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Moneymaker
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posted 09-24-2002 03:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Victory Valves 330-332-2744. I do not know if they have a website Dan.

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Alex Denysenko
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NHRA/IHRA/SRA/MCA member
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kid vishus
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posted 09-24-2002 03:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Just Strokin:
Ferrea are generally on the heavy side and are very good valves. I have run them in a number of clevelands and 429/460's with no problems.

Manley are okay, but usually overpriced in my mind.



My experiance has been the Ferrea's are a touch lighter than Manleys. I like Ferrea.

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Daniel Jones
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posted 09-24-2002 05:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daniel Jones   Click Here to Email Daniel Jones     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
> Victory Valves 330-332-2744. I do not know if they have a website Dan.

It took a little googling but I did find their web site and email
address:

http://www.victory-1.com/
[email protected]

>My experiance has been the Ferrea's are a touch lighter than Manleys.
>I like Ferrea.

Are you running the F6000 series valves?

Thanks Guys,
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kid vishus
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posted 09-24-2002 05:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Daniel Jones:
[B
Are you running the F6000 series valves?

Thanks Guys,
Dan Jones[/B]



I'm not sure of which part number I am running. I know they were the full out race valves, they are the most expensive stainless they listed in their catalog (and they are still an "accaptable" price to me, and I'm on a budget). I have a solid roller with a decent amount of seat pressure (250#'s on the seat), so I cant use cheap valves.

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Moneymaker
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posted 09-24-2002 09:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
FOr peace of mind Dan, I would go with Victory.

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Alex Denysenko
Co-Administrator and Moderator/ non 65-66 Mustang owner sensitivity co-ordinator

NHRA/IHRA/SRA/MCA member
NHRA and IHRA SS/LA National Record Holder '00, '01, & '02
Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28
Part time secret agent license #0089
Professional Manwhore
The Barry of BarrysGrrl

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Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"

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Mike Harris
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From: Oakfield, Ga USA
Registered: Jul 2002

posted 09-24-2002 09:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Harris   Click Here to Email Mike Harris     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I can't say that I have used the REV valves, but I have used Manley, Victory, and Ferra. For the most part, there is not alot of difference in quality on some of the budget items, but as far as a "Severe Duty" valve, I have had excellent luck with Manley. One caveat to that is where I have used the Titanium valves of Ferra. They'll give you "WOOD" and do their job well. I have built motors where we have used heavy doses of nitrous as well as supercharged combos where we have used their valves and they have withstood the torture like a champ. I have used one set of Manley titanium valves and had failure on three of them which demolished a set of Big Chiefs. So, although I like their other lines of valves, I have stuck with Ferra on the titaniums. Also, rather than doing a big search for manufacturers and race links, try my site first. Go to it, click the "Race Related List" and just about everything you can think of is on it.

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Mike Harris
MKZ Racing
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