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Re: $6,600 to rebuild Atomic 4? replace/rebuild

Do you replace the valves or grind the angle on them at a machine shop? I do not know. I assume some intake valves might be good as they have less heat to deal with. Lead has been removed from the gas that acted as a lube for the valves. Is this engine from the 1970s when gas still had lead? Todays valves are made better? Cost of the part vs labor ? Next the head a trip to the machine shop clean, check it for cracks, machine new valve seats and guides so the valve will not wobble and beat out the new seat. This is how I think it might go if it is kind of hard to pull an engine in and out and enjoy a lot of time between major engine work. That is just some points I might think about on the top end. I have not made it to the block and the bottom end. Would they lap the valves and call it good. Price and quality and expectations? Reply asap I would enjoy learning more about inboards. Kind regards ,Lou

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