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Old 03-03-2012, 05:55 PM   #1
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Starting the rebuild on my 96 1.8 swapped into my 93 NA. While I have the head off what should I have done while it is at the shop? My future plans are to throw a small turbo (t25) with a mspnp system. Not looking for crazy whp results just a street/track car. And I am not looking at swapping out with a 99 head, just want to get the 96 worked on and have this car running by next weekend. Thoughts and suggestions!
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Nothing. I wouldn't even waste my time doing a DIY portmatch on an early head.
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My biggest concern is leaking compression and may be slightly warped. I want to get my valves worked and maybe deck the head but not much.
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Get a 99 head.
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99 head.
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so spend $500+ for the head to spend more for misc work when I just want basic head work done?
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I am also running 1.6 electronics
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so spend $500+ for the head to spend more for misc work when I just want basic head work done?
Yes, spend the money for the later head. A stock '99 head will outflow a fully ported '96 head. Nobody with half a brain spends money on porting an early cylinder head.
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sav is right. and you dont need to spend 500+ for one.. stock nb1 head would be perfect for you.
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John Day has a few 99 core heads I believe.
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regardless of the head you use, Given going to a turbo at some point, if any machine work is done I would unshroud the valves. Gains a lot of low lift flow at the valve and drops CR a tad.
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