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Old 02-07-2008, 11:33 PM   #1
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Default School me on head work.

A friend of mine just dropped off this head to me. Supposedly its ported & polished on the exhaust side and has a 3 angle valve job. I know nothing about head work so take a look for me and tell me what you think. Its been sitting for a long time so I deffinately think I should atleast get it checked out.

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Old 02-07-2008, 11:45 PM   #2
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maybe ported..... can't tell ya much as I'm no expert, but I'd absolutely have a machine shop check it out things look a bit rough to me, might need some cleaning up
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:22 AM   #3
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It looks like it will def. need some work, that first exhaust port looks nothing like the others, and they all look a bit rough. I'd have a machinist check it out before I invested in any more DIY work to it.
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:31 AM   #4
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it looks like maybe someone took an 80grit to the exhaust, nothing major.
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:17 PM   #5
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Hey Phil, that the one Eli was talking bout??
I can't answer any of your questions....
But maybe a good diy headwork canditate??
If you got it on da cheap I say keep it and let's break out the dremmel!!!

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