Valve relief cutter. - 460 Ford Forum
Engine Tech A place to discuss all 385-series engine tech and theory.

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-29-2010, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Holland Mi.
Posts: 607
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Valve relief cutter.

Does anyone have a cutter that uses the valveguide as a guide that I could rent. One like Kaase sells. Thanks
hookedonpullin is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-29-2010, 08:39 PM
Member
 
PHIL1206's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Mt.Victory Ohio
Posts: 162
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
 
what size cutter you need

we're all friends till they wave the green flag
PHIL1206 is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-29-2010, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Holland Mi.
Posts: 607
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Ah yes, that would be helpful to know huh. It's for a 2.25 valve so, 2.35 dia. cutter.
hookedonpullin is offline  
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-29-2010, 09:34 PM
Senior Member
 
bruno's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: MILLBROOK, AL.
Posts: 6,970
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
 
isky makes the also
http://iskycams.com/cart/index.php?m...=3944&cPath=55



www.429-460.com
"HOME OF THE FASTEST BIG BLOCKS"
bruno is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-29-2010, 10:20 PM
Junior Member
 
strokerstang86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: madison wi
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Lindy tools sell and rents them. He makes them for kaase, he is vary nice and will help you out.
http://www.lindytools.com/
strokerstang86 is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-29-2010, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Holland Mi.
Posts: 607
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
I will give them a call, thanks!
hookedonpullin is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-29-2010, 11:15 PM
Member
 
57custom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Mn
Posts: 193
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Smile I seem to remember

that someone used an old valve and brazed a small piece of carbide to it and then had a homemade cutter that worked quite well. I think I saw it in Hot Rod magazine many years ago. I know it stuck in my mind for some reason or other.

63 Fairlane 500 tudor sedan 10.44/131 so far thru the mufflers. 10.29 with open exhaust. Update 10.20 at 132 open axhaust
57custom is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-30-2010, 11:25 AM
Member
 
PHIL1206's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Mt.Victory Ohio
Posts: 162
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
 
I think i got one that size your welcome to use it i'll look when i get home.

we're all friends till they wave the green flag
PHIL1206 is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-30-2010, 11:57 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Lancaster, Ohio
Posts: 636
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
 
Wink

Quote:
Originally Posted by hookedonpullin View Post
Does anyone have a cutter that uses the valveguide as a guide that I could rent. One like Kaase sells. Thanks

I've posted this before, have used it and it really works well, plus it is inexpensive and a lot more 'forgiving' than the steel cutters.. I got the idea off of FordMuscle.com...tech section.
Take an oversize valve and glue a round cut piece of 80 grit cloth back sand paper to the valve. Cut it so that about 1/16 of an inch sticks out around the valve. I used self stick 80 grit as it is easier to remove. It took me 2 pieces per valve to get .064. I cut all of the pieces first.
Tape around the piston to prevent any dust from getting between the piston and the cylinder. I used two thicknesses of masking tape, lengths about 1 1/2 inches to get around the piston. I installed my head and tightened it down, no need to torque it. Stick the working end of a shop vac hose in the exhaust port to suck out the dust.
I made a piece to go over the valve stem to keep the cut uniform for each relief. Drilled and taped it for a small set screw. Put the valve in the head in the cylinder to be cut with the stop holding the valve against the head. After I tightened the head I loosened the set screw on the stop and pushed the valve down to seat in the valve relief. Loosened the set screw and set my distance with a feeler guage between the valve guide and the bottom of the stop and tightened the set screw. It's kind of hard to keep pressure on the valve ,set the distance with the feeler guage , then tighten the set screw. Another hand or two would be nice, but I did it so you probably can also. Unless you can find someone to help. Remember, don't push on the drill too hard.
I did take the head off quite a bit to check the depth of the cut and to check the sandpaper. It took me a while to do, but it was cheap and effective. Plus I got a lot of excersize from taking the heads on and off.
Good luck with any method you use!

'64 Galaxie 500 XL 499/C6, '06 Mustang GT

Last edited by GT300TD; 03-30-2010 at 12:01 PM.
GT300TD is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-30-2010, 02:44 PM
138
Senior Member
 
138's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 387
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
138 is offline  
post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-30-2010, 08:44 PM
Senior Member
 
fastbarry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: aberdeen, wa
Posts: 396
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
i have one that i built out of an old intake valve. i used it to notch a set of stock truck pistons for a set of cj heads in a pinch for my boat last year. it is an old cj 2.25 valve with a piece of carbide brazed on it for a cutter. i would let you borrow it. pm me if interested.


barry

Strong Arm Customs
custom welding and machine

big block ford addicts anonymous member since 2001


http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l1...barry/01-1.jpg
fastbarry is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the 460 Ford Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome