Head Identification

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scootermcrad
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Head Identification

Post by scootermcrad » Sun Oct 08, 2006 8:06 pm

I just picked up some heads. I was told they were Industrial heads, but my numbers reference them to be 354 heads. Need some hard facts here.

The number is 1733463-1 and is printed on both heads the same. They do NOT have front water ports for a cross over. I will try to get some pictures in a minute and will post them. I was also told they are set up for sodium filled valves.

Thanks for your help.
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Post by scootermcrad » Sun Oct 08, 2006 8:24 pm

Here's the pictures:
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Post by Bailiesdad » Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:43 am

Scooter, they are Chrysler heads used on the Dodge trucks and some Marine 354 engines. They should have had the large stem sodium filled exhaust valves installed in them.

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Post by scootermcrad » Mon Oct 09, 2006 10:21 am

What do I need to do with these to make them work for my application besides the custom locating pins? Should I run the sodium valves? Can I even GET sodium valves anymore? I would want to replace the guides anyway, so I'm open to suggestions.

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Post by krooser » Tue Oct 17, 2006 6:57 pm

Run standard stainless or OEM valves.....
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Post by Bailiesdad » Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:03 am

Yes you can still get sodium filled exhaust valves, they very good at keeping the exhaust valve stem cool.

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Head Identification

Post by budmspeeco » Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:41 am

I weighed the sodium valves and they are actually lighter than solid valves so there is a small benefit there if you don't reuse the rotators. If you are not afraid of using used valves I have several sodium filled ones you can have for the postage if you need them. I would have to ask the gallery if it is OK to use them without the rotators although I would do it myself.. Buddy
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Re: Head Identification

Post by BOSSMAN » Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:42 pm

Old thread but can somebody tell me if these castings have the exhaust crossover in them or not?
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Re: Head Identification

Post by George » Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:39 pm

BOSSMAN wrote:Old thread but can somebody tell me if these castings have the exhaust crossover in them or not?
You can see in the bottom pic that it has the tall/narrow crossover. Hot Heads intake is designed to seal that style crossover, or weld it up. Some truck heads have the square car style crossover.

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