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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 21st, 01, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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I was wondering if anyone has ever ran across a '69 L-78/L-72/L-71 car that originally came with 291 heads?

Or, has anyone ran across a set of 840 heads that originally came with a 1.88 exhaust valve?

The reason I ask is that I recently ran across a set of 840 heads that are uncut and came originally with 1.88 exhuast valves.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 21st, 01, 05:08 PM
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As far as I know the 291 heads were all service heads they came both ways I have one set that came with a 1.88ex and another set that came with 1.72ex. The 840 heads all had the 1.72 ex valve as far as I know



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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 22nd, 01, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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I have always read that Chevrolet quit making the 840 heads around May of '69, and production of the '69 Corvette and Camaro continued until the first part of 1970, so I was wondering how many '69 originally got the 291 heads. In '70, the L-78/LS-6 Chevelle and the L-78 Nova used the 291 heads, so I assume they would use them on the Camaro/Corvette as well, since they were all basically the same engines. Any thoughts guys?

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 22nd, 01, 06:40 PM
 
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As I understand it, Oval ports are 1.72 ex, Rectangle,or large port heads are 1.88 ex, and aluminum 842 heads are 1.84 ex. so what you have is how they came.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 22nd, 01, 06:48 PM
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All big port closed chamber heads came with 1.72 ex valves except the LS6 heads which had 1.88 I have not seen a real LS6 apart so I can't say if they came with 291 heads but when you bought service heads over the counter they were 291s. One of my sets was listed as a marine option it had 1.88ex valves the other was just a replacement head it had 1.72 valves.

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