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Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted November 11, 2002 11:03 PM UIN: 54865418
what are a set of bowtie heads with 2.02 valves and screwin studs worth. i might trade my bomber for a motor that has a set on it but i can't run them so was wondering what i could get out of them so i could get a set i can use done

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 353
posted November 12, 2002 10:02 AM
It depends on how good of shape their in and how good the parts are in 'em. Stock parts $200-$300, solid set-up $300-$500, roller $500-$800. That's just my uneducated guess. I've got a freshened set with a solid lift set-up (1.47 springs) with Comp and Manley parts that I spent about $850 on. But everything is new, and that includes the machine work. Now, that being said, I probably could'nt get my money back out of them.

Dirt Forum Champ
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posted November 12, 2002 10:35 AM UIN: 54865418
i've seen them on ebay going for over 500 bare castings seamed a little much to me for bare but oh well if i could getthat much it would be worth it

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 15
posted November 12, 2002 05:55 PM
just checked out the price at,12480034-phase 2 cast iron bowtie head $299.00, per bare casting. I just found a good deal at a swapmeet and bought a good pair complete(needed valve guides is all)for $200 they were all angle milled down to 54cc chambers and were nicely ported, figured that I made out really good seeings how the machine work was worth what I had paid.However from what I've seen in the past I would say for complete used bowties low doller is normally around $400. hope this helps (i'm no expert)

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 273
posted November 13, 2002 05:54 PM
I'll have to go with Tilly 88 on this one. "It depends" on what kind of work and what kind of parts are there. Port work SCARES me. I've seen too many cylinder heads "hawged out" that were improperly worked. I see "one piece stainless valves" sold for around 4 bucks. Look around and you can find new "500 lift" valve springs for less than $20 a set. You can find BRAND new GM Bowtie heads for around $850 totally equiped with all the Chinese parts I just described. You may get lucky and not have your "good deal" Bowties come apart and demolish everything below and between them. Then again you may not. You ought to be able to pick up bare castings from a jobber for around $550. Spend another $350 on decent parts and probably about the same on a good machinist. You'll have a set of cylinder heads that you can depend on. That is until something underneath them lets go and takes everything above and outside of it! LOL
I love this much fun---and cheap too!*grin*
Unless you've got track rules that require Bowties, I believe there are several choices of cast iron heads which outperform the 034's.

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