Hello again, and help looking for a shop to rebuild heads.
Been a while since I have been on here. In short I moved up to the high desert. shortly after that my father passed away so I had mom and sis to take care of. Also in the last 11 months of my B.S. program at Azusa Pacific. Expecting our second child as well in March. So I have been a bit busy, and unfortunately the Ford has sat patiently waiting for some attention.
I decided to get her running again, and did a compression check (most were 120-135, tested cold and pretty much sitting for 6 or more months). Cylinder 7 only measured 30. Removed the rocker arms and shaft and aired up the cylinder and it looks like I have an exhaust valve leak. Lots of buildup around springs as well. So it seems the resolution is to have my heads rebuilt. My question is
1. What should I expect to have both heads rebuilt?
2. Where should I take it?
I have a 69 f-250 w/360 (no history on engine is known). I live in the high desert so that would be best, but I work down in the inland empire. Also willing to travel around so-cal to get the best work/price. While I would love to do as much work myself as possible (more for the learning factor), this is beyond me and I don't have the tools anyways.
I had a local outfit rebuild my 351C. They rebuilt it with all new stuff including a hotter cam and balanced it. I think the total was around $1200 out the door. I did the head porting work myself, then gave them the heads and they finished rebuilding them and the rest of the engine, so they are very willing to work with you.
This was in 2007, so the prices might be a bit higher now, but I couldn't be happier with the result. The thing really hauls butt!!!
I am sure they would rebuild just the heads if that's what you wanted. Call them and ask.
Wayne's Engine Rebuilders
2205 Business Way
Riverside CA 92501
Had Bubba's motor done by my regular mechanic here in Ventura. He's a rare find: an honest mechanic. Originally a 360, he built it to 390 since the block and heads are the same. He also put an RV cam in since we haul a big, heavy camper. Bubba runs great and still sets off car alarms. Wouldn't trust my vehicles to anyone else.
Been slammed with other obligations and haven't even thought of pulling these things out. hopefully soon though! I want to at least get the engine on a stand and in the garage before the rain comes.
I thought about using Waynes, and it was going to be the one place I did go check out when I get it pulled. I had a 71 Duster that they rebuilt for me. This was 12+ years ago, and at that time my dad was in the dealership repair industry. He had it done at his cost, so I am sure it was pretty cheap. But they did great work. engine never gave me issues. Kinda wish I had kept it now!