Metal for Valve Cages

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  1. Apr 13, 2012 #1

    Mosey

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    I am making new valve cages for my Silver Bullet, that are now Drill Rod. Would cast iron be a good choice? This would enable some nice valve seats, I hope.
     
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    el gringo

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    hi Mosey,
    I used aluminum bronze in my 'bullet' as I do in all my engines and I haven't had problems related to material failure.....

    Ray M
     
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    Phos. bronze is also a good material for valve cages.

    E.T. Westbury used it in a lot of his own design engines.


    John
     
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    I think cast iron valve cages would be just fine. I have an engine with the valve seats and guides milled right into a cast iron head. It's the first IC engine I ever built and it still runs great.

    Chuck
     
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    Mosey

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    The liners and rings are CI, so why not the seats too. Plus I think I have the material.
     
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    I wish I could get small diameter cast iron, McMaster only has it in 5/8" minimum.
     

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