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Old 04-27-2006, 03:05 PM   #1
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Can anyone tell me why the intake valves are vented outside the head on my 57 star chief?
I am useing a little oil on start up and would like to replace the guides. However the guide is drilled and the valves(intake) are notched in the center of the stem. Any problem going with solid valves and plugging the holes?
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I'm not sure. Is it fuel injected or carbed?
I did find this site.

http://www.p-*-t.com/gm/gmengpon.html

It seems to have fairly reasonable prices.
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I'm not sure. Is it fuel injected or carbed?
I did find this site.

http://www.p-*-t.com/gm/gmengpon.html

It seems to have fairly reasonable prices.
Only the '57 Bonnevilles were Fuel Injected
Sorry, the3rsss, I cannot help you with your valve guides. I found this 57 Pontiac 347 engine on Ebay


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Sorry we are not being of great help for you so far, but it doesn't mean we're ignoring you, just that we have been having trouble getting the info you need. Anyway, if you're still looking here, see the following info from Bob Dillon:

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Lash: Tell the guy to e-mail my buddy Jim Hand at [email protected] and mention my name. Jim has been around Pontiacs since the 50s and if anyone will know, he will.

Jim has written a book on high performance Pontiac V-8s and is one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet. And if Jim doesn't know, his brother Floyd will.

I'm sure the answer will be "no prob" on replacing the guides with solid guides and stems.

I can't imagine anyone notching a valve stem. It sounds like a recipe for disaster to me.
I hope this helps.
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