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Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by custompainter, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. custompainter

    custompainter drive it like U stole it

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    i was wondering what would happen if a shave a couple thousands off my LS head... and if it is a good idea how much should i take off??
    I have to head at work right now.. ripped down for a valve job and it would be nothing to mill a few off the top
    any info is welcome
     
  2. MthaFuknGreen

    MthaFuknGreen Green on the scene.

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    youd get higher compression.
     
  3. custompainter

    custompainter drive it like U stole it

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    yes and how much would be good to take off
     
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    LsTec civic525whp

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    Cheap HP! it works, but for how long is the question!....
     
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    i would only shave it if it was needed, just enough to make it good and straight
     
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    disableddan Crazy Insane

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    ...or you might just go shit-nuts ^^^^
     
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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    well talk to the machinist about what would be a good number........keep in mind that compression will go up, and its actually making your engine less reliable you really shouldnt get it done unless you have warped head
     
  9. custompainter

    custompainter drive it like U stole it

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    so i took 20 thousands off and from what i caculated it is going to up the compression half a point wich over all will be a 3% horse power gain ....
    wich doesn't realy equal anything maybe 5 to 10 horse
     
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    disableddan Crazy Insane

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    ^Hey man, when you're going for all out power every 3% counts!!
     
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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    Next thread: My pistons are hitting my valves, what should I do?
     
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    double up the head gasket.
    duh.
    :D
     
  13. GlassHeadlights

    GlassHeadlights West West Yall

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    I would've gotten different pistions.
     
  14. www.Head-Mechanics.co.uk

    www.Head-Mechanics.co.uk New Member

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    what would the point be on skimming the head to raise compression and then double the gaskets. This will just cancell each other out. DUH.

    also dont get to close to the valve seats as the heat will distort the seats and cause missfire. Your better or decking it.

    IMO.
     
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