Shady Dell Speed Shop
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PRICE LIST

CYLINDER HEAD PORTING: PRICING IS PER PAIR OF HEADS

EDELBROCK HEADS
MOPAR PERFORMANCE W2 HEADS
MOPAR PERFORMANCE W5 HEADS
MOPAR PERFORMANCE W7 HEADS
MOPAR PERFORMANCE W8 HEADS
MOPAR PERFORMANCE W9 HEADS
MOPAR PERFORMANCE W9RP (Raised Port) HEADS
INDY 360-1/-2 HEADS
INDY 360-2 CNC HEADS
MOPAR PERFORMANCE LARGE PORT COMMANDO
MOPAR PERFORMANCE MAGNUM R/T HEADS
BRODIX B1-BA HEADS
FACTORY IRON X/J/308/302/MAGNUM CASTINGS
ADDITIONAL CYLINDER HEAD/ENGINE MACHINING LABOR COSTS

 


EDELBROCK HEADS:

STAGE 1 PORT WORK: $325

Details: Stage 1 porting consists of an intake and exhaust bowl blend. We hand blend the the bottom cut of the valve job to the bowls going approximately 1 ˝”-2” down into the bowl. On the exhaust side this includes hand radiusing and ovaling of the exhaust seat area underneath the 45* seat angle. On the intake side we “chatter” the valve seat under the bottom 60* cut with a carbide to help break up the wetflow as it crosses the valve seat. The exhaust port will also get the short turn and ST corners radiused. The intake port will get gasket matched, and the pushrod pinch area will be opened up to .950” wide. The rest of the intake ports and exhaust ports will remain untouched, in as cast state. NO chamber work of any kind is performed.

STAGE 2 PORT WORK: $550
Details: Stage 2 porting consists of Stage 1, plus: Intake runner head bolt bulge will be eliminated, intake short turn will be radiused and widened slightly. Combustion chambers will be de-shrouded to 4.08” Bore size, fully sand rolled with 120 for an ultra fine finish.
The rest of the intake runners and exhaust runners will remain AS CAST, with no blending/shaping or sand roll work performed.

STAGE 3 PORT WORK: $750
Details: Stage 3 porting consists of Stage 1 and 2, plus: Intake and exhaust runners will be fully blended/shaped, every inch of all ports/chambers will be touched with a carbide/sand rolled for maximum flow and surface finish. This is maximum flow 2.02” port job we can do on an Edelbrock head, and is the most popular stage of port work we do.

Stage 4 PORT WORK: $825
Details: Stage 3 porting, plus: The intake seats will be opened up to 2.05”, and the chambers will get enlarged slightly more for de-shrouding. This modification will add an additional 3-6 cfm throughout the flow range, and gives the MAXIMUM performance we can attain from a standard Edelbrock head.

NOTE: CYLINDER HEAD PORTING IS NOT AVAILABLE WITHOUT ALSO DOING A 4 or 5 ANGLE RACE VALVE JOB WHICH IS PRICED SEPARATELY BELOW.
 The valve job is one of the two most critical factors to how a cylinder head flows air, and Shady Dell Speed Shop will not port a head without doing a race valve job on that head. I have spent countless hours on the flowbench and with on track/dyno results developing the optimal valve seat cutters for the various SB Mopar cylinder heads. All of our VJ’s are done with custom Sunnen VSI valve seat cutters that are made to our specs and no one else’s. These are not your standard seat cutters that can be purchased through any machining supply house. Without the proper valve job, port work can be meaningless, so in an effort to make sure our port work is used to it’s most effective state, we are now requiring a VJ be done in house, with our seat cutters. NO exceptions.

Also, be aware the Edelbrock heads are NOT “ready to run out of the box” as they claim. 95% Of the time the valve guide clearance on them out of the box is too TIGHT. Many times .0002”-.0009” is typical clearance out of the box. So be forewarned that 95% of the Edelbrocks that leave here today now have the guides honed to final size. This is a $95 extra we charge on the E heads, but is not something that can be skipped. Cylinder heads with 11/32” valves CAN NOT BE RUN safely with guide clearances less than .001”, the valves will seize in the guides causing an engine failure.

Also, the surface finish of the deck of the head is usually not good enough to seal a head gasket, especially a Cometic type MLS gasket. Typically we mill almost every set of Edelbrocks that comes through the door. Sometimes just a .005” clean up cut is taken off, or we will mill more if the customer desires the chamber volume to be decreased. See the machining labor section below for pricing on flat milling heads. Maximum cut that can be taken on an E head is .060” without hitting the intake seat.

All porting stages include flow testing and final flow sheet is provided with the heads.

MOPAR PERFORMANCE W2 HEADS:


STAGE 1 PORT WORK: $350
Details: Stage 1 porting consists of an intake and exhaust bowl blend. We hand blend the the bottom cut of the valve job to the bowls going approximately 1 ˝”-2” down into the bowl. On the exhaust side this includes hand radiusing and ovaling of the exhaust seat area underneath the 45* seat angle. On the intake side we “chatter” the valve seat under the bottom 60* cut with a carbide to help break up the wetflow as it crosses the valve seat. The exhaust port will also get the short turn and ST corners radiused. The intake port will get gasket matched, and the pushrod pinch area will be opened up to eliminate the pushrod pinch “boss”. The rest of the intake ports and exhaust ports will remain untouched, in as cast state. NO chamber work of any kind is performed.

STAGE 2 PORT WORK: $575
Details: Stage 2 porting consists of Stage 1, plus: Intake runner head bolt bulge will be eliminated, intake short turn will be radiused and widened slightly. Combustion chambers will be de-shrouded around the intake and exhaust valves, and sand rolled with 80 grit, for a smooth transition from seat to chamber. The backside of the chamber (non plug side) will remain untouched.  The rest of the intake runners and exhaust runners will remain AS CAST, with no blending/shaping or sand roll work performed.

STAGE 3 PORT WORK: $800

Details: Stage 3 porting consists of Stage 1 and 2, plus: Intake and exhaust runners will be fully blended/shaped, every inch of all ports/chambers will be touched with a carbide/sand rolled for maximum flow and surface finish. This is maximum flow port job we can do on a 2.02”W2 head, and is the most popular stage of port work we do.

Stage 4 PORT WORK: $900
Details: Stage 3 porting, plus: The intake seats will be opened up to 2.08” This modification will add an additional 4-8 cfm throughout the flow range, and gives the MAXIMUM performance we can attain from a W2 head in Oval port form.

NOTE: CYLINDER HEAD PORTING IS NOT AVAILABLE WITHOUT ALSO DOING A 4 or 5 ANGLE RACE VALVE JOB WHICH IS PRICED SEPARATELY BELOW. The valve job is one of the two most critical factors to how a cylinder head flows air, and Shady Dell Speed Shop will not port a head without doing a race valve job on that head. I have spent countless hours on the flowbench and with on track/dyno results developing the optimal valve seat cutters for the various SB Mopar cylinder heads. All of our VJ’s are done with Custom Sunnen VSI valve seat cutters that are made to our specs and no one else’s. These are not your standard seat cutters that can be purchased through any machining supply house. Without the proper valve job, port work can be meaningless, so in an effort to make sure our port work is used to it’s most effective state, we are now requiring a VJ be done in house, with our seat cutters. NO exceptions.

Also: Fully polishing the 8 combustion chambers on a W2 head, whether it be open chamber or closed chamber is available as an extra $80 option ($10 per chamber).

Be aware the guides out of the box on a W2 head are usually on the loose side (.0025”-.003”+). We check every valve guide for oil clearance and will make a determination based on exactly what the clearance is, and what the intended application is as to whether guide liners or full bronze guides are necessary. On MOST new W2 heads we install bronze guides to achieve proper guide oil clearance and also the added benefit of going down to an 11/32” valve stem diameter. We charge and extra $90 to install bronze guides and $40 for the guides themselves.

Deck surface on a new out of the box W2, can not be run “as is”. They will require at minimum a .005” cleanup mill cut to make the head gaskets seal. See the machining labor section below for pricing on flat milling heads. NO exceptions.

All porting stages include flow testing and final flow sheet is provided with the heads.

MOPAR PERFORMANCE W5 HEADS:

NOTE: Only two versions of head porting are available for the MP W5 cylinder heads. We only offer them in either CNC ported, or in Stage 4 hand porting. There are no Stage 1, 2 or 3 hand port jobs available for W5 heads.

FULL CNC PORTING: $850
Shady Dell Speed Shop has the worlds first and only CNC porting program for the MP W5 cylinder head. It features a true D shaped exhaust port, fully CNC’d chambers that are opened up to 4.08” bore size, and a standard W5 intake gasket port window. See the W5 head section for photos of the CNC work. After the heads come off the CNC machine, they get the valve job performed, and then the seats are hand blended with a carbide and sand rolled away from the freshly cut seats. Depending on the intended application of the head, we also may widen the intake runner by hand at the head bolt bulge and hand blend/widen the intake short turn. Typically this mod is only done if the intended engine is over 400 CID or is an all out racing 340-390” motor. The final intake runners on the “big” version are in the 217 CC range with a 2.08” valve. Chambers are in the 68 CC range depending on valve seat depth (they varied wildly from MP).

STAGE 4 HAND PORTING: $1100

This option is really only for those heads out there that have already been “ported”/heavily ground on, and require a lot of reworking to make the port work “correct” This would be on something I would feel the CNC would not be able to cover. MOST W5’s will just be run through the CNC machine, but the odd balls out there may require this level of port work. This would also cover some of the weirder heads that require a larger intake port window etc. Also the CNC program is a very nice program for MOST levels of W5 heads, but for extreme effort Drag/Circle track motors the Stage 4 hand porting will offer slightly more airflow and performance potential. I have to stay a little “conservative” on the CNC heads to not push the limits of the castings due to core shift etc. In other words I can make the heads better on an individual basis by doing them by hand if I am looking for maximum effort. We have engines running in the 9’s with the CNC program, but the Stage 4 hand level would offer and additional 10-20 HP depending on application. It is just extremely time consuming, and therefore not for everyone, and is reflected in the price.

NOTE: CYLINDER HEAD PORTING IS NOT AVAILABLE WITHOUT ALSO DOING A 4 or 5 ANGLE RACE VALVE JOB WHICH IS PRICED SEPARATELY BELOW. The valve job is one of the two most critical factors to how a cylinder head flows air, and Shady Dell Speed Shop will not port a head without doing a race valve job on that head. I have spent countless hours on the flowbench and with on track/dyno results developing the optimal valve seat cutters for the various SB Mopar cylinder heads. All of our VJ’s are done with Custom Sunnen VSI valve seat cutters that are made to our specs and no one else’s. These are not your standard seat cutters that can be purchased through any machining supply house. Without the proper valve job, port work can be meaningless, so in an effort to make sure our port work is used to it’s most effective state, we are now requiring a VJ be done in house, with our seat cutters. NO exceptions.

Also, be aware that the guide clearance out of the box on MP W5 heads is usually VERY loose, and is usually bell shaped. They may require additional work to make them useable. Typical guides in these heads can be .003”-.0065” tapered. Also note that W5 heads used a very odd guide OD sizing of .494”. Standard OD bronze guides are .502” or .503”. To install new bronze guides in a W5 head we are required to ream the guide holes to .500” ID. We charge $80 to ream 16 guide holes to install aftermarket guides in a W5. Sometimes we are able to install guide liners inside the original 3/8” guides, but this varies and will just depend on your particular heads.

Again, the deck finish is never up to our expectations, and will require milling before they leave here assembled/ready to bolt on. NO exceptions.

Other operations we typically perform on a W5 head include drilling the valve spring pockets for oil drainback. And pressure testing certain castings is highly recommended. The oil drill back drilling is a $40 option and is required with certain valve guide heights (otherwise oil will pool in the pockets and submerge the valve seal in oil causing smoking, and oil consumption problems) Pressure testing is $95 for a pair of heads, and will be determined based on the porosity and core shift of your individual castings.

All porting stages include flow testing and final flow sheet is provided with the heads.

MOPAR PERFORMANCE W7 HEADS:
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MOPAR PERFORMANCE W8 HEADS:
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MOPAR PERFORMANCE W9 HEADS:
STAGE 3 HAND PORTING: $1200

The W9 MP head is the most difficult/time consuming of the non CNC style castings to port and demands the largest price tag for a Stage 3 hand port job. Stage 3 porting on the W9 includes full intake, exhaust port, and chamber work. The intake ports end up in the 260 CC range, and flow will depend on the valve seat angles used, but 350-375 cfm is the norm. See the W9 section for flow info and pictures. By hand porting the heads, I can tailor the port size/shape and chamber size/shape for whatever the customers needs may be. I can keep the intake ports small or make them large, I can also re-contour the combustion chambers to be used with a 50 or 52 degree valve seat angle or for a standard 45 degree seat angle.

FULL CNC PORTING: $1100
We are just finishing up development of a LARGE runner CNC W9 program. This port will be in excess of 3.0” of minimum cross section and will be over 275 CC’s. The intake ports were designed this large to take advantage of the rash big inch motors going together around the Country. 439”+ motors are now becoming more and more common and we need a cylinder head with a large enough intake port cross section to feed the cubic inches. The combustion chamber on this head is designed for gasoline, and is also a convex design to be used with typical 45 degree valve seat angles.  Preliminary flow on this head is in the 370 cfm range with the standard 45 degree seat.

NOTE: CYLINDER HEAD PORTING IS NOT AVAILABLE WITHOUT ALSO DOING A 4 or 5 ANGLE RACE VALVE JOB WHICH IS PRICED SEPARATELY BELOW. The valve job is one of the two most critical factors to how a cylinder head flows air, and Shady Dell Speed Shop will not port a head without doing a race valve job on that head. I have spent countless hours on the flowbench and with on track/dyno results developing the optimal valve seat cutters for the various SB Mopar cylinder heads. All of our VJ’s are done with Custom Sunnen VSI valve seat cutters that are made to our specs and no one else’s. These are not your standard seat cutters that can be purchased through any machining supply house. Without the proper valve job, port work can be meaningless, so in an effort to make sure our port work is used to it’s most effective state, we are now requiring a VJ be done in house, with our seat cutters. NO exceptions.

On the W9 head, I will either use a 45* intake/exhaust seat, or a 50  degree intake seat, and possibly a 55 degree exhaust seat, depending upon application. Typically if the valve lift will be over .750”, and RPM will be over 7500 RPM, then the steeper seat angles will be utilized. I have multiple cutters made with 50+ degree seat angles, for various uses.

Also, as with most other MP heads, the guide clearance is spotty out of the box. Typical W9 head has the guides on the tight side, with some of the AB heads having un-honed guides out of the box. If the guides are just tight, we will charge $95 to hone to size, if they are un-honed new guides like in the AB heads, we charge $125 to hone those guides to size due to the extra material removal.

W9 heads come with BLANK square stellite iron valve seats. They are NOT  rough machined to size/shape. We charge an EXTRA $75 on top of the normal VJ charge to cut blank valve seats to shape before doing the final VJ.

Again, the deck surface is not useable out of the box, so W9 heads will need milled before use. See machining labor priced separately below.

All porting stages include flow testing and final flow sheet is provided with the heads.

MOPAR PERFORMANCE W9RP (Raised Port) HEADS:
CALL FOR PRICING/DETAILS ON W9RP HEAD WORK

INDY 360-1/-2 HEADS:
STAGE 1 PORT WORK: $325

Details: Stage 1 porting consists of an intake and exhaust bowl blend. We hand blend the the bottom cut of the valve job to the bowls going approximately 1 ˝”-2” down into the bowl. On the exhaust side this includes hand radiusing and ovaling of the exhaust seat area underneath the 45* seat angle. On the intake side we “chatter” the valve seat under the bottom 60* cut with a carbide to help break up the wetflow as it crosses the valve seat. The exhaust port will also get the short turn and ST corners radiused. The intake port will get gasket matched, and the pushrod pinch area will be opened up. The rest of the intake ports and exhaust ports will remain untouched, in as cast state. NO chamber work of any kind is performed.

STAGE 2 PORT WORK: $550
Details: Stage 2 porting consists of Stage 1, plus: Intake runner head bolt bulge will be eliminated, intake short turn will be radiused and widened slightly. Combustion chambers will be deshrouded to 4.08” Bore size, fully sand rolled with 120 for an ultra fine finish. The rest of the intake runners and exhaust runners will remain AS CAST, with no blending/shaping or sand roll work performed.

STAGE 3 PORT WORK: $750
Details: Stage 3 porting consists of Stage 1 and 2, plus: Intake and exhaust runners will be fully blended/shaped, every inch of all ports/chambers will be touched with a carbide/sand rolled for maximum flow and surface finish. This is maximum flow 2.10” port job we can do on a -1 INDY head, and is the most popular stage of port work we do.

NOTE: CYLINDER HEAD PORTING IS NOT AVAILABLE WITHOUT ALSO DOING A 4 or 5 ANGLE RACE VALVE JOB WHICH IS PRICED SEPARATELY BELOW. The valve job is one of the two most critical factors to how a cylinder head flows air, and Shady Dell Speed Shop will not port a head without doing a race valve job on that head. I have spent countless hours on the flowbench and with on track/dyno results developing the optimal valve seat cutters for the various SB Mopar cylinder heads. All of our VJ’s are done with Custom Sunnen VSI valve seat cutters that are made to our specs and no one else’s. These are not your standard seat cutters that can be purchased through any machining supply house. Without the proper valve job, port work can be meaningless, so in an effort to make sure our port work is used to it’s most effective state, we are now requiring a VJ be done in house, with our seat cutters. NO exceptions.

Also, be aware the INDY  heads will need guide work as well. Typically the valve guide clearance on them out of the box is too tight and will require a $95 hone to size. Occasionally one will be too loose and will require replacing, but tight is the norm.

Also, the surface finish of the deck of the head is usually not good enough to seal a head gasket, especially a Cometic type MLS gasket. Typically we mill almost every set of INDY heads that comes through the door. Sometimes just a .005” clean up cut is taken off, or we will mill more if the customer desires the chamber volume to be decreased. See the machining labor section below for pricing on flat milling heads.

All porting stages include flow testing and final flow sheet is provided with the heads.

INDY 360-2 CNC HEADS:
ICH CNC HAND BLEND: $375
(Note includes Valve Job, and guide hone)
INDY offers two versions of their -2 heads in CNC, a 210 CC and a 230 CC. Typically what we do to those heads is perform  a 5 angle race valve job, and then hand blend the seats toward the chamber and toward the bowls aprox ľ”-1” away from the seats. We will also check the sizing on the valve guides (typically tight) and hone for proper oil clearance. Flow testing and flow sheet will be included in the $375 cost.

Again, don’t expect the deck surfaces to be useable out of the box from INDY. They will need flat milled to seal a head gasket.

MOPAR PERFORMANCE LARGE PORT COMMANDO:

STAGE 1 PORT WORK: $325
Details: Stage 1 porting consists of an intake and exhaust bowl blend. We hand blend the the bottom cut of the valve job to the bowls going approximately 1 ˝”-2” down into the bowl. On the exhaust side this includes hand radiusing and ovaling of the exhaust seat area underneath the 45* seat angle. On the intake side we “chatter” the valve seat under the bottom 60* cut with a carbide to help break up the wetflow as it crosses the valve seat. The exhaust port will also get the short turn and ST corners radiused. The intake port will get gasket matched, and the pushrod pinch area will be opened up to W5 width. The rest of the intake ports and exhaust ports will remain untouched, in as cast state. NO chamber work of any kind is performed.

STAGE 2 PORT WORK: $550
Details: Stage 2 porting consists of Stage 1, plus: Intake runner head bolt bulge will be eliminated, intake short turn will be radiused and widened slightly. Combustion chambers will be de-shrouded to 4.08” Bore size, fully sand rolled with 120 for an ultra fine finish. The rest of the intake runners and exhaust runners will remain AS CAST, with no blending/shaping or sand roll work performed.

STAGE 3 PORT WORK: $750
Details: Stage 3 porting consists of Stage 1 and 2, plus: Intake and exhaust runners will be fully blended/shaped, every inch of all ports/chambers will be touched with a carbide/sand rolled for maximum flow and surface finish. This is maximum flow 2.02” port job we can do on a Commando series head, and is the most popular stage of port work we do.

Stage 4 PORT WORK: $825
Details: Stage 3 porting, plus: The intake seats will be opened up to 2.05” This modification will add an additional 3-6 cfm throughout the flow range, and gives the MAXIMUM performance we can attain from a Large Port Commando cylinder head.

STAGE 5 PORT WORK: $950
Details: Stage 4 porting plus: I will epoxy “wings” into the 8 intake bowls to change the wetflow characteristics of the head. This helps stop the fuel form puddling around the plug and helps “shear” the fuel as it enters the chamber. Typically this will only be done on a max effort Drag head.

NOTE: CYLINDER HEAD PORTING IS NOT AVAILABLE WITHOUT ALSO DOING A 4 or 5 ANGLE RACE VALVE JOB WHICH IS PRICED SEPARATELY BELOW. The valve job is one of the two most critical factors to how a cylinder head flows air, and Shady Dell Speed Shop will not port a head without doing a race valve job on that head. I have spent countless hours on the flowbench and with on track/dyno results developing the optimal valve seat cutters for the various SB Mopar cylinder heads. All of our VJ’s are done with Custom Sunnen VSI valve seat cutters that are made to our specs and no one else’s. These are not your standard seat cutters that can be purchased through any machining supply house. Without the proper valve job, port work can be meaningless, so in an effort to make sure our port work is used to it’s most effective state, we are now requiring a VJ be done in house, with our seat cutters. NO exceptions.

Also note, most Commando heads come through with the guides too tight. A $95 hone job will be necessary in most cases to set the oil clearance to the proper size.

Again, the decks will not be useable out of the box and will require milling.
All porting stages include flow testing and final flow sheet is provided with the heads.

MOPAR PERFORMANCE MAGNUM R/T HEADS:

STAGE 1 PORT WORK: $350
Details: Stage 1 porting consists of an intake and exhaust bowl blend. We hand blend the the bottom cut of the valve job to the bowls going approximately 1 ˝”-2” down into the bowl. On the exhaust side this includes hand radiusing and ovaling of the exhaust seat area underneath the 45* seat angle. On the intake side we “chatter” the valve seat under the bottom 60* cut with a carbide to help break up the wetflow as it crosses the valve seat. The exhaust port will also get the short turn and ST corners radiused. The intake port will get gasket matched, and the pushrod pinch area will be opened up slightly. The rest of the intake ports and exhaust ports will remain untouched, in as cast state. NO chamber work of any kind is performed.

STAGE 2 PORT WORK: $575
Details: Stage 2 porting consists of Stage 1, plus: Intake runner head bolt bulge will be eliminated, intake short turn will be radiused and widened slightly. Combustion chambers will be deshrouded around the intake and exhaust valves, fully sand rolled with 120 for an ultra fine finish. The rest of the intake runners and exhaust runners will remain AS CAST, with no blending/shaping or sand roll work performed.

STAGE 3 PORT WORK: $800
Details: Stage 3 porting consists of Stage 1 and 2, plus: Intake and exhaust runners will be fully blended/shaped, every inch of all ports/chambers will be touched with a carbide/sand rolled for maximum flow and surface finish. This is maximum flow 1.92” or 2.02” port job we can do on an R/T series head, and is the most popular stage of port work we do.

NOTE: CYLINDER HEAD PORTING IS NOT AVAILABLE WITHOUT ALSO DOING A 4 ANGLE RACE VALVE JOB WHICH IS PRICED SEPARATELY BELOW. The valve job is one of the two most critical factors to how a cylinder head flows air, and Shady Dell Speed Shop will not port a head without doing a race valve job on that head. I have spent countless hours on the flowbench and with on track/dyno results developing the optimal valve seat cutters for the various SB Mopar cylinder heads. All of our VJ’s are done with Custom Sunnen VSI valve seat cutters that are made to our specs and no one else’s. These are not your standard seat cutters that can be purchased through any machining supply house. Without the proper valve job, port work can be meaningless, so in an effort to make sure our port work is used to it’s most effective state, we are now requiring a VJ be done in house, with our seat cutters. NO exceptions.

Magnum R/T Deck finish will not be adequate to run out of the box, we typically mill them .005” or more to clean the decks up.

BRODIX B1-BA HEADS:

STAGE 1 PORT WORK: $350
Details: Stage 1 porting consists of an intake and exhaust bowl blend. We hand blend the the bottom cut of the valve job to the bowls going approximately 1 ˝”-2” down into the bowl. On the exhaust side this includes hand radiusing and ovaling of the exhaust seat area underneath the 45* seat angle. On the intake side we “chatter” the valve seat under the bottom 60* cut with a carbide to help break up the wetflow as it crosses the valve seat. The exhaust port will also get the short turn and ST corners radiused. The intake port will get gasket matched, and the pushrod pinch area will be opened up to .950”. The rest of the intake ports and exhaust ports will remain untouched, in as cast state. NO chamber work of any kind is performed.

STAGE 2 PORT WORK: $575
Details: Stage 2 porting consists of Stage 1, plus: Intake runner head bolt bulge will be eliminated, intake short turn will be radiused and widened slightly. Combustion chambers will be de-shrouded around the intake and exhaust valves, fully sand rolled with 120 for an ultra fine finish. The rest of the intake runners and exhaust runners will remain AS CAST, with no blending/shaping or sand roll work performed.

STAGE 3 PORT WORK: $750
Details: Stage 3 porting consists of Stage 1 and 2, plus: Intake and exhaust runners will be fully blended/shaped, every inch of all ports/chambers will be touched with a carbide/sand rolled for maximum flow and surface finish. This is maximum flow  2.02” or 2.08” job we can do on these heads, and is the most popular stage of port work we do.

NOTE: CYLINDER HEAD PORTING IS NOT AVAILABLE WITHOUT ALSO DOING A 4 or 5 ANGLE RACE VALVE JOB WHICH IS PRICED SEPARATELY BELOW. The valve job is one of the two most critical factors to how a cylinder head flows air, and Shady Dell Speed Shop will not port a head without doing a race valve job on that head. I have spent countless hours on the flowbench and with on track/dyno results developing the optimal valve seat cutters for the various SB Mopar cylinder heads. All of our VJ’s are done with Custom Sunnen VSI valve seat cutters that are made to our specs and no one else’s. These are not your standard seat cutters that can be purchased through any machining supply house. Without the proper valve job, port work can be meaningless, so in an effort to make sure our port work is used to it’s most effective state, we are now requiring a VJ be done in house, with our seat cutters. NO exceptions.

Brodix deck finish will not be adequate to run out of the box, we typically mill them .005” or more to clean the decks up.
The guides are typically too tight, and will require honing.

FACTORY IRON X/J/308/302/MAGNUM CASTINGS:

STAGE 1 PORT WORK: $350
Details: Stage 1 porting consists of an intake and exhaust bowl blend. We hand blend the the bottom cut of the valve job to the bowls going approximately 1 ˝”-2” down into the bowl. On the exhaust side this includes hand radiusing and ovaling of the exhaust seat area underneath the 45* seat angle. On the intake side we “chatter” the valve seat under the bottom 60* cut with a carbide to help break up the wetflow as it crosses the valve seat. The exhaust port will also get the short turn and ST corners radiused. The intake port will get gasket matched, and the pushrod pinch area will be opened up. The rest of the intake ports and exhaust ports will remain untouched, in as cast state. NO chamber work of any kind is performed.

STAGE 2 PORT WORK: $575
Details: Stage 2 porting consists of Stage 1, plus: Intake runner head bolt bulge will be eliminated, intake short turn will be radiused and widened slightly. Combustion chambers will be de-shrouded around the intake and exhaust valves, and sand rolled with 80 grit, for a smooth transition from seat to chamber. The backside of the chamber (non plug side) will remain untouched.  The rest of the intake runners and exhaust runners will remain AS CAST, with no blending/shaping or sand roll work performed.

STAGE 3 PORT WORK: $750
Details: Stage 3 porting consists of Stage 1 and 2, plus: Intake and exhaust runners will be fully blended/shaped, every inch of all ports/chambers will be touched with a carbide/sand rolled for maximum flow and surface finish. This is maximum flow port job we can do on a 2.02’ iron head, and is the most popular stage of port work we do.

Stage 4 PORT WORK: $800
Details: Stage 3 porting, plus: The intake seats will be opened up to 2.05” This modification will add an additional 3-6 cfm throughout the flow range, and gives the MAXIMUM performance we can attain from a factory iron head.

NOTE: CYLINDER HEAD PORTING IS NOT AVAILABLE WITHOUT ALSO DOING A 4 or 5 ANGLE RACE VALVE JOB WHICH IS PRICED SEPARATELY BELOW. The valve job is one of the two most critical factors to how a cylinder head flows air, and Shady Dell Speed Shop will not port a head without doing a race valve job on that head. I have spent countless hours on the flowbench and with on track/dyno results developing the optimal valve seat cutters for the various SB Mopar cylinder heads. All of our VJ’s are done with Custom Sunnen VSI valve seat cutters that are made to our specs and no one else’s. These are not your standard seat cutters that can be purchased through any machining supply house. Without the proper valve job, port work can be meaningless, so in an effort to make sure our port work is used to it’s most effective state, we are now requiring a VJ be done in house, with our seat cutters. NO exceptions.

Also: Fully polishing the 8 combustion chambers on a factory iron head, is available as an extra $80 option ($10 per chamber).
Guide and deck work is almost always needed, on used factory iron heads.
OTHER SB CHRYSLER CYLINDER HEADS:
CALL OR EMAIL FOR INFO

ADDITIONAL CYLINDER HEAD/ENGINE MACHINING LABOR COSTS:

VALVE SEAT LABOR:
4 or 5 Angle “race” valve job (depending on application), 4 or 5 angles on intake & exhaust seats with custom Sunnen cutters: $150

“Blank” valve seat additional charge (W9 head etc) $75

Open 8 intake seats to larger seat diameter (1.88 to 2.02” etc) $75

MILLING:
Flat milling iron heads:                 .005”-.030” $50 per head

                                                  .031”-.060” $65 per head

Flat milling aluminum heads:        .005”-.040” $45 per head

                                                 .031”-.060” $60 per head

Intake manifold milling is same cost as for heads.

INTAKE MANIFOLD LABOR:         
Standard port match: $60
Custom port match: CALL/EMAIL
Blend carb spacer/adapter to plenum: $40
Stage 1 plenum porting (blend runner dividers, plenum entry): $75
Stage 2 plenum porting (Stage 1 + work the floor): $150
Stage 3 full manifold porting: CALL

VALVE GUIDE LABOR:
Ream 16 W5 guide holes to .500”: $80
Install bronze guides in aluminum heads: $3 per guide
Install bronze guides in iron heads: $90 Pr.
Install bronze guide liners in iron heads: $90 Pr.
Hone brand new blank guides: $125
Hone factory machined/undersize guides: $95

POLISH IRON CHAMBERS:
$120 ($15 per chamber)

VALVE SEAT LABOR:
Out seat counterbore in aluminum head for iron/beryllium seat insert: $12/hole
Out seat counterbore in iron head for hard iron seat insert: $12/hole
Install seats in iron/aluminum heads: $12/seat

PRESSURE TESTING:
One head: $65
Pair heads: $100

MAGNAFLUXING:
Oven bake, shot blast, magnaflux Pr. iron heads: $100
Clean & flux crankshaft: $65
Clean & flux 8 Connecting Rods:  $80

SPRING POCKET LABOR:
Out 16 spring pads for double springs: $25
Cut 16 guide tops for positive seals, .531” or .500” OD avail: $25

FLOW TESTING:
Additional flow testing: $20 per cylinder

CLEANING LABOR:
Pr. cylinder heads prior to assembly: $15
Engine block jet wash for assembly: $45
Hot tank iron heads: $70
Hot tank engine block: $95
Oven bake/shot blast pr. iron heads: $50
Glass bead pr. aluminum heads: $60
Glass bead intake manifold: $50
Oven clean & shot blast block: $90

CYLINDER HEAD ASSEMBLY:
Assemble pair of heads, set installed height on 16 springs, also check pressure of springs, includes computer print out of actual valve spring specs: $50 + cost of needed spring shims.

TIG WELDING/HEAD REPAIR:
Call/Email for price quote

ENGINE BLOCK MACHINING:
Bore/hone V8 with TQ plates (we have 18 bolt R series MP Torque plate in house): $190
Square deck V8 block with BHJ fixture: $190
Line hone V8 block: $175
Tube passengers side lifter galley: $150
Short fill hard block: $225
Tall fill hard block: $275
Install cam bearings (Babbitt): $45
Install cam bearings (Roller): $65
Drill mains 9/32”: $25
Drill/Tap extra head bolt holes etc: $60/Hr.

BALANCING:
External: $175
Internal: $175 + Mallory costs

ENGINE ASSEMBLY:
Shortblock assy: (pan to deck, with cam degree, no heads) $500
Longblock assy: (intake to pan) $750
Other Misc Labor: Call/Email