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Old 01-19-2013, 12:37 PM   #64
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When I picked up my head from my buddy who did the valves we talked a bit about "gasket matching" and other ways to reduce turbulence in the intake and exhaust passages.

Here is how the intake passages matched up to the insulating spacer before I did any work:

And after some die grinder and dremel work:

I know it looks like the inside surfaces are all full of grinding marks, but they are from a pretty fine sanding drum and are quite smooth to the touch.

I did similar smoothing work on the exhausts, although I didn't do any diameter enlarging on those the way I did on the intakes.
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