X head question

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autopar3000

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Hey guys,
What do you figure a bare pair of X heads are worth? I have an opportunity to get a pair but I don't know what I should pay.
 
Why???

Unless you are building a 68-70 car that came with them, and want a resto, they aren't worth the coin people want.

Buy a set of 70-73 J heads with 1.88's and put 2.02's in them. You'll have a much better piece than a factory X head.
 
X, J, O, U are all identical cept the 2.02 valves in some of them. All worth about 150 bucks as buildable cores......at best. All the X heads have going for them is the fact that they only ever came with 2.02s. Big whoop.
 
I agree, not worth ****, better off getting a set of edelbrocks complete, you will save money in the long run, save time, work and weight, and have a better head.
 
if in decent condition needing only a touch up, 1.88 valve J heads are fine for a mild driver.They will support 400 hp as is in good repair
 
I agree, not worth ****, better off getting a set of edelbrocks complete, you will save money in the long run, save time, work and weight, and have a better head.

Exactly..any steel heads i have are collecting dust rusting on the floor..go aluminum you never go back to steel..
 
Who makes a good set of Aluminum Heads for a 340? I heard edelbrock wasn't that great but the guy I heard that from is Crazy so I don't know if I can trust his opinion lol.
 
Who makes a good set of Aluminum Heads for a 340? I heard edelbrock wasn't that great but the guy I heard that from is Crazy so I don't know if I can trust his opinion lol.

Edelbrocks are fine just have someone check them out for you..been running a set for 6 years now great performance...
 
X usually go around $200 bare and around $300 to $400 needing a rebuild. Maybe around $800 to 1k if they have been rebuilt and you can see receipts or talk to the machinist. If you don't need the X get a set of 1.88 J's 915 heads and install the 2.02 this way the valve sits nice and high unlike a lot of original 2.02 heads that are on there 4th valve job!
 
RRR and EL5DEMON340 - thanks for your suggestions.

Maybe I should have asked what a bare set of 2.02 valve stock iron heads is worth :) some guys seem stuck on the "X" factor.

I'd love to get a set of aluminum heads, but the reality is that they would probably cost me around $2000, while the iron heads will be less than half of that. For what I want to do with my car, the extra cost isn't worth the investment.
 
X usually go around $200 bare and around $300 to $400 needing a rebuild. Maybe around $800 to 1k if they have been rebuilt and you can see receipts or talk to the machinist. If you don't need the X get a set of 1.88 J's 915 heads and install the 2.02 this way the valve sits nice and high unlike a lot of original 2.02 heads that are on there 4th valve job!


You are around 2x on the price of the heads.
Bought a fresh set off a member here shipped for $500 bolt on and go.
 
You are around 2x on the price of the heads.
Bought a fresh set off a member here shipped for $500 bolt on and go.

Maybe in WV, not in the greater Chicagoland area! But sounds like you got a fair deal on a set of X heads.
 
$350 for these. Never used, bowl blend and ported. SS valves. Not for sale, just shown as example to what's out there.
 

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Maybe in WV, not in the greater Chicagoland area! But sounds like you got a fair deal on a set of X heads.

The guy advertised them on this site and shipped them from NJ.
 
I have a set of big valve "O" heads somewhere, as well as several "X" heads, and some small valve Js kicking around.Even a couple of U heads IIRC.
All are low-mileage. All appear to be virgins. Shipping would be "heavy", heehee.

I went aluminum,closed chambers, right from the get-go.
 
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