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Post  1982GT on November 13th 2016, 4:45 pm

My uncle had an unfortunate incident while driving his Boss mustang. One of the intake valves bent,broke, and wedged the head of the valve into the valve seat/valve pocket. We're looking for either a single or pair of rebuildable castings. Any info or leads would be appreciated.

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Post  BOSS 429 on November 13th 2016, 10:16 pm

have you look into repairing that one?
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Post  1982GT on November 13th 2016, 11:44 pm

I personally haven't seen the head yet. I do know that the valve broke through the water jacket. I'm unfamiliar with cast iron cylinder head repair. If it can be done, that would be great. I guess the first step it to get the head of the valve dislodged from the valve pocket.
Is there anyone in the Detroit/Toledo/Cleveland area that performs these types of repairs?

Thanks!
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Post  QtrWarrior on November 14th 2016, 5:37 am

Freelander may have some he might sell...DFree
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Post  1982GT on November 14th 2016, 6:53 am

QtrWarrior wrote:Freelander may have some he might sell...DFree

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Post  rmk57 on November 14th 2016, 12:19 pm

Another option would be to use 1970-71 351 Cleveland 4 barrel heads. A couple water passages in the heads need to be drilled along with machine work to use
screw in studs for the Boss's solid cam setup. I guess it depends on how original your uncle car wants his car to be or how much he wants to shell out for oem Boss heads.

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Post  whatbumper on November 14th 2016, 4:57 pm

If it's not a numbers matching deal I'd just use aluminum castings and have them "fixed" to look stock. There are several companies out there that do that.

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Post  1982GT on November 14th 2016, 5:42 pm

whatbumper wrote:If it's not a numbers matching deal I'd just use aluminum castings and have them "fixed" to look stock.  There are several companies out there that do that.

He's the original owner and it's a real numbers matching car. He understands that he may have to settle for the service replacement head, or possibly Cleveland heads as a last resort.
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Post  BOSS 429 on November 15th 2016, 12:18 am

1982GT wrote:
whatbumper wrote:If it's not a numbers matching deal I'd just use aluminum castings and have them "fixed" to look stock.  There are several companies out there that do that.

He's the original owner and it's a real numbers matching car. He understands that he may have to settle for the service replacement head, or possibly Cleveland heads as a last resort.


try to get it fixed first,or send it to me, if nothing else I'll find you a oem boss 302 head, or sell you one of mine, lets not use a 351c head on a org car
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Post  1982GT on November 15th 2016, 7:22 am

BOSS 429 wrote:
1982GT wrote:
whatbumper wrote:If it's not a numbers matching deal I'd just use aluminum castings and have them "fixed" to look stock.  There are several companies out there that do that.

He's the original owner and it's a real numbers matching car. He understands that he may have to settle for the service replacement head, or possibly Cleveland heads as a last resort.


try to get it fixed first,or send it to me, if nothing else I'll find you a oem boss 302 head, or sell you one of mine, lets not use a 351c head on a org car

I've got a few people helping me search for a head locally right now. Do you know of any shops in the Detroit/Toledo/Cleveland area that do quality cast iron repair?

I really appreciate your offer, and I will gladly accept if I come up empty handed in my area!

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Post  Mark Miller on November 16th 2016, 3:07 am

1982GT wrote:
BOSS 429 wrote:
1982GT wrote:
whatbumper wrote:If it's not a numbers matching deal I'd just use aluminum castings and have them "fixed" to look stock.  There are several companies out there that do that.

He's the original owner and it's a real numbers matching car. He understands that he may have to settle for the service replacement head, or possibly Cleveland heads as a last resort.


try to get it fixed first,or send it to me, if nothing else I'll find you a oem boss 302 head, or sell you one of mine, lets not use a 351c head on a org car

I've got a few people helping me search for a head locally right now. Do you know of any shops in the Detroit/Toledo/Cleveland area that do quality cast iron repair?

I really appreciate your offer, and I will gladly accept if I come up empty handed in my area!

Thanks again,
Bryan

If you can't find a Boss 302 head let me know,i live about 35 miles Southeast of Cleveland.There's a local guy close to me about 15 minutes away who's big into old Ford parts and might have something.Although i'm not sure if he would want to split a good pair or not.

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Post  gt350hr on November 17th 2016, 1:12 pm

There are a pair of '70 heads for sale on the Boos 302 site . Owner is in Texas and doesn't sell trash. Good luck. His name is Rusty

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Post  1982GT on November 17th 2016, 3:30 pm

gt350hr wrote:    There are a pair of '70 heads for sale on the Boos 302 site . Owner is in Texas and doesn't sell trash. Good luck. His name is Rusty

I checked this morning, and it looks like they already sold.
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Post  1982GT on December 8th 2016, 8:58 am

A big thank you to Mark Miller for lead on the heads. He put me in contact with a gentleman that is roughly 150 miles from me that has an original unmolested set of heads! The first step to getting this thing back together!

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Post  Mark Miller on December 9th 2016, 12:35 am

1982GT wrote:A big thank you to Mark Miller for lead on the heads. He put me in contact with a gentleman that is roughly 150 miles from me that has an original unmolested set of heads! The first step to getting this thing back together!


No problem,i forgot to mention in the PM i sent to you the 69-70 Fastback Mustangs IMO are one of the nicest body styles ever made!!!

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