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Old March 20th, 2014, 11:48 AM   #1
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Anybody know what a set of 291 Camel Hump Heads would be worth these days? They have bronze valve guides, Fresh seats and have the spring pockets opened up and heavy duty springs in them.

I had them all redone about 20 years ago, bolted them on and never fired the engine. I've been thinking about selling them but everybody tells me there not worth much... any thoughts?
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Old March 20th, 2014, 03:40 PM   #2
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Since the introduction of the Vortec head, the old camel hump heads (291, 461 & 462's) are not in demand unless someone is building a date/part number correct engine for a restoration. There are also many aftermarket heads that out flow the old heads and also have fast burn chambers making the old camel humps obsolete. I would try to sell them for to someone restoring an old large journal 327 or 350 from 68-70 based on the casting date of the heads.

I know they work real well for 5.0 to 5.7 ltr engines, but there are so many heads available today that work much better so they are no longer sought after for their perrormance. That is why I recommend looking to someone restoring an engine from that period. The other possible market is someone building an old school hot rod where little things like the casting marks make the car!
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That's pretty much what I've been told by everyone else too. Thanks for the input.
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No accessory holes, pain in the ass
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Old March 21st, 2014, 05:53 AM   #5
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No accessory holes, pain in the ass
They've been drilled and tapped for the necessary equipment, but I agree - I never understood why GM did that
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