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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ed Northrop, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. Ed Northrop
    Joined: Nov 7, 2010
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    Can any one tell me if a 291 desoto have harden valve seats.
     
  2. Absolutly NOT. :eek:
    Soft seats and valves. Designed for leaded fuel of the 1950's
    We have a 291 in the shop now if you want to come and look at it apart. You are not that far away. ;)
    We are upgrading to hard seats and stainless valves for the customer.
    http://www.pro-formancespecialties.com/
    Call me if you have any questions: Matt
     
  3. George
    Joined: Jan 1, 2005
    Posts: 7,357

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    In theory they should have them, or they were available on all hemis through '55.
     
  4. Ed Northrop
    Joined: Nov 7, 2010
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    Frontenginedragster are you doing a stock rebuild or are you upgrading cam and pistons. I was thinking of finding a 4x2 intake upgrading pistons and cam. I am looking for ideas.
     

  5. Fenders
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
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    Huh? Through 55 or from 55 on....?

    Would like to know too 'cause I have a 291 Fireflite in the garage....
     
  6. George
    Joined: Jan 1, 2005
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    All pre '56 should have them. '56 & later only Truck, Chr 300 & "power package".
     

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