Fixing up a hot air engine

Turbo_warpony

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I have an 85 T Type WH1 that I'm fixing up. I already put in a new fuel tank, fuel pump, fuel injectors and adjustable fuel pressure regulator. I just got these parts, cam sensor cap with LED indicator, cam sensor fix module, hotwire kit for fuel pump and a set of comp cams valve springs. I'm trying to find a good set of valves for my head's as well as retainers and such. I'm also looking for a good set of head gaskets and head studs. Does anyone know where I can find these parts?
 

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TireFryer

I have a slow WH-1
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Dec 21, 2001
Take the heads somewhere to get done properly. Can't just throw valves in it... I used felpro 9441pt geadgaskets(stock style graphite) and run 28 psi on 93/alky with no problems. If you're looking for head studs, use ARP, put the bottom 4 in, then the head, then the top 4(with the heater box you can't put the head on with all the studs. I used arp head bolts. Put Loctite 567 on the threads to seal the head studs or bolts.

I have a 1986 wh1 :eek:


 

ShaunKris

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Take the heads somewhere to get done properly. Can't just throw valves in it... I used felpro 9441pt geadgaskets(stock style graphite) and run 28 psi on 93/alky with no problems. If you're looking for head studs, use ARP, put the bottom 4 in, then the head, then the top 4(with the heater box you can't put the head on with all the studs. I used arp head bolts. Put Loctite 567 on the threads to seal the head studs or bolts.

I have a 1986 wh1 :eek:


Don’t use the 87 studs either. Look for the stage studs, they’re shorter. AND, port yer heads, intake, etc! You’ll wake er’ up!
 

turbobooster

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Nov 12, 2002
Who do you guys recommend taking heads and intake too to have them ported and polished right?
 

ShaunKris

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Who do you guys recommend taking heads and intake too to have them ported and polished
I wish I could help ya, I ended up having to do my own. There are a ton of very knowlegeable people it these groups, and there are lots of technical help articles here and on other buick forums.
 

MikeS

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Oct 30, 2012
Who do you guys recommend taking heads and intake too to have them ported and polished right?
Take the heads to your garage, along with about $20 worth of sanding bits. A little bowl/runner cleanup and gasket matching can be a DIY job before the valves are done by a shop.
 
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