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

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


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Mosey said:
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.
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.

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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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