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I am a college kid so I have a very limited budget. Would it be worth it to get the stock cast iron heads ported? I'm running an E303 cam with 1.6 rr's.

Also, I've heard that you have to soak the lifters in oil before installation. How long and what kind of oil should I use?

How should I go about doing the valvelash when installing new rocker arms. I have 1.6 rr's.

Next question is what kind of MLS headgaskets should I get. I am going to spray the crap out of the car, so I want something that will hold up.

Laslty, what should I torque the ARP head bolts to with the MLS headgaskets?

Sorry for so many questions, I just needed help. Got no shops I trust in town. :weeps
 

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Cool. Thanks for the help guys.

I pulled the heads earlier today and found that when I sprayed, the car leaned out like crazy. Ever heard of red spark plugs? I hadn't either until I pulled them off my car. Now come to find I have red valves, too. Hah, whoops! Anyway, I'm probably gonna drop in some new valves, new valve guides, and get them ported. I am just taking my time on this. I just spent nearly $800 on parts and I still need at least another $700 worth to get the car to where I want it. Still need headgaskets, ARP hardware, get the heads done, longtubes, and an alternator.

Anyone know of a good alternator that can handle the load? Stock one failed. I have an underdrive kit on the car, so I thought that might be part of it. I was gonna get a Powermaster 140 amp from Summit. Hopefully that'll get the job done. (For $189 it damn well better!:winks )
 
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