I've been meaning to put this thread together for a few months now,since I had a conversation with a young HAMBer who had a lot of questions about how to do some porting work on his 289/302 Ford cylinder heads. This isn't intended to be an advanced level lesson for professional racers,but more of just a quick and dirty guide to beginners who need a little direction so they can get started without turning a decent pair of heads into a doorstop! Lets get started with what you're going to need to do the job: First,you need your heads disassembled and thoroughly cleaned so you can get to work on them. You can do this yourself with a valve spring compressor and a pressure washer,or you can just have your machine shop break them down and boil them in the hot tank,which does a much nicer job. To begin,you'll need: -Electric or pneumatic die grinder -assortment of carbide bits -mandrels and sanding rolls -a light -machinist's dy-kem or a red or blue permanent marker -intake gasket -exhaust gasket -a scratch awl Posted using two Dixie cups and a medium length piece of string.