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Postby redvetracr » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:36 pm

anyone have any knowledge about the quality of Russian made titanium valves for a BB Chevy?
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Re: Russian made ti valves

Postby MadBill » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:39 pm

I've heard the first move should be to wave a Geiger Counter in their vicinity. Something about scrapped nuclear subs... :shock:
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Re: Russian made ti valves

Postby Kevin Johnson » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:48 pm

MadBill wrote:I've heard the first move should be to wave a Geiger Counter in their vicinity. Something about scrapped nuclear subs... :shock:




:lol: That was the first thing that popped into my head too.
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Re: Russian made ti valves

Postby cgarb » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:04 pm

Those valves are the hot ticket...lol.
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Re: Russian made ti valves

Postby lefty o » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:12 pm

well, i always figured radioactive gasoline would make more power per gallon, so maybe radioactive valves will also enhance power production. LOL
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Re: Russian made ti valves

Postby cspeier » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:37 pm

redvetracr wrote:anyone have any knowledge about the quality of Russian made titanium valves for a BB Chevy?


Who sells them?
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Re: Russian made ti valves

Postby Geoff2 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:43 am

I have a 40 year old Russian made dial gauge that I have had since it was new. If I set the gauge to '0', & tap the gauge, it returns to anywhere BUT zero.........
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Re: Russian made ti valves

Postby The Radius Kid » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:55 am

I believe the majority of the world's Ti comes from Russia.That's where the metal for the SR22 came from.
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Re: Russian made ti valves

Postby redvetracr » Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:59 am

cspeier wrote:
redvetracr wrote:anyone have any knowledge about the quality of Russian made titanium valves for a BB Chevy?


Who sells them?



the motor with these valves was built in 2006, I was told "Herbert" supplied the Russian made ti valves, I do not know if thats Chet Herbert or Doug Herbert
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Re: Russian made ti valves

Postby amc fan » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:15 pm

I have a friend who works for DARPA... who speaks, reads, and writes Russian and who was also assigned there . Get a manufacturers name and I can ask him if he get get some data. BTW their submarines are just about all titanium: ladders steps railings hull decks etc. way more titanium in their subs than ours.
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Re: Russian made ti valves

Postby dfarr67 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:24 pm

Tough to find educated answers for eastern products.

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Re: Russian made ti valves

Postby JoePorting » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:15 pm

I always figured at some point Russian parts manufactuers would get into selling USA parts to us the same way China does. Titanium parts would be the first logical start since titanium is probably cheap in Russia.
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Re: Russian made ti valves

Postby cstraub » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:19 pm

JoePorting wrote:I always figured at some point Russian parts manufactuers would get into selling USA parts to us the same way China does. Titanium parts would be the first logical start since titanium is probably cheap in Russia.



We had a head here for a 4 cylinder project for the YAK military vehicle. I can tell you first hand the machined parts that went in those heads looked horrible. They may have the ore but I would not spend my money on a machined part from them.

Year ago a camshaft company advertised cheap titanium retainers. From input from my customers those retainers would turn to particles after a few passes.
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Re: Russian made ti valves

Postby JoePorting » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:33 pm

Russia has a long history on making good quality military equipment. I'd figure at some point they would get into making good quality civilian equipment like China. I'm surprised they haven't already.
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Re: Russian made ti valves

Postby Geoff2 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:24 pm

A long history of making good military equipment? I don't think so.
A Russian pilot, Victor Belenko I believe was his name, defected to the west in Russia's latest Mig 25 Foxbat fighter in 1976. He flew from the western tip of Russia to Japan.....because that short distance was all that was possible with the very short fuel range...the fuel range was short because of the fuel hungry HUGE engines.....the engines were huge because the plane was so heavy...it was so heavy because of the extensive use of steel, not alum to reduce weight. And the electronics...used 30 yr old vacuum tubes!
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