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Old 09-10-2007, 12:07 PM   #1
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1. to Tom at PartsGroup for a heckuva deal on an 01 head. You ******* should be nice to him, it might pay off.

2. to lazzer. I'll spare him the "eat me lazzer" thread but yer a putz for sitting on two cylinder heads for effing ever!

3. I'm gettin a 2001 head to build! woooooooooot.

Guess I'll be doing some research on DIY porting over the next few months. And junk like that.
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hellz yes, cheers to faster spool
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who's doing the valve job?
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Tom has hooked me up with good parts when in need. Best part is I usually get them the next day via DHL. He's just under 4 hrs from where I am in TN i think. I'd like to make it out to one of his dyno days sometime.
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I've had nothing but great transactions with Parts Group and Tom.
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who's doing the valve job?
no clue yet. somewhere awesome?
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the guy that milled my head is said to have three nationaly ranked miatas that he built the engines for.
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incidentally, Tom pre-cleans and checks the heads for flatness as part of his standard fare. dont think he's doing valve jaerbs tho.
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Actually i'm pretty sure he builds some mean heads. Here is one of this for sale listings:
"Cylinder Heads
90-93 Bare Heads.Presure Tested.Good Thickness.Can Build To Suit Your Needs.From Stock To Wild!"
Might be a one stop shop for you.
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no clue yet. somewhere awesome?
My old boss is Ron (owner) at M2 Race Systems.

http://www.m2race.com/index.asp

A hellva guy and interested in doing a Miata head, but has yet to do one (I'm too slow). He should be able to do a valve job no problem. If you have a good port he can digitize it and reproduce it, he's got those fancy 5 axis CNCs.

I'm not sure what his prices are either.
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Old 09-11-2007, 10:32 AM   #11
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oooo those 5 axis machines are sooo cool.
man I wish I could go to my mill and machine out some pimp wheels out of a chunk of aluminum.
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My old boss is Ron (owner) at M2 Race Systems.

http://www.m2race.com/index.asp

A hellva guy and interested in doing a Miata head, but has yet to do one (I'm too slow). He should be able to do a valve job no problem. If you have a good port he can digitize it and reproduce it, he's got those fancy 5 axis CNCs.

I'm not sure what his prices are either.
i admit i'd be hesitant to give it to a shop that's never done it before... would he do it for free plus reimburse the cost of the head if he fuxxed it up?
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Valve job, yes probably as that's not anything head-specific. Port work, no.

I have a spare '94 head I was gonna let him play with but figured it'd be cheaper to find a 99+ head like you. How much was it?
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the guy that milled my head is said to have three nationaly ranked miatas that he built the engines for.
I vote for Bob at Fairfax Auto Parts, he seemed very knowledgeable and does SCCA miata engine builds all the time.

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Valve job, yes probably as that's not anything head-specific. Port work, no.

I have a spare '94 head I was gonna let him play with but figured it'd be cheaper to find a 99+ head like you. How much was it?
i dont want to go giving away his low price, but it's much less than the price on their website. but not cheaper than lazzer's $150 heads from god knows where.

a reliable source for a 3-angle would be good.
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no clue yet. somewhere awesome?
Rebello in Antioch.

They do spec miatas, as well as Touring Car BMW's. Popstoy on miataforum, and Scott Maclean, got >160 whp NA. In Scott's case, this was with the stock '94 intake, and he plans to turbo.

They charged me $800 for my 6-cylinder M3 head, for a valve job + head work. Result is +30 cfm flow (+15%), which is good for +45hp on a 6-cyl.

I then sent my cams to Dema Elgin www.elgincams.com
He will take the flow numbers from Rebello and do a custom grind. $450.

Call Dema and chat with him about what profiles would work on a VVT head.

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I was actually pondering doing something similar to what you did as far as DIY port jobs go. It's definitely not $800....

do you still have your collection of educational materials for DIY porting?
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Matt, that shop I used said a valve job would start at $250 for labor.
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I'm sending Tom @ Parts Group my car over the winter.... just to have the head done. should be just around..... oh, well... I won't say how much it will cost. lol
And he is a great guy to deal with. Has great prices, parts and service. Sometimes he spends an hour just to tell you which valves are better and why over the other ones.
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2 99 heads. i wish i could get one worked. such is life.
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