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PostPost by: pinsx3 » Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:26 pm

I need a new twink head that is suited for more than coffee table use. It has to be a good strong core as it will going into an escort racer.

Anyone out there have an extra hard head?

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PostPost by: cbxbikenut » Sat Jul 11, 2009 5:00 pm


You might do better with this request by inserting it in the wanted section not the for sale section. :D

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Sun Jul 12, 2009 1:32 am

I have found the best way and cheapest way to get a good hard race head is to source a low use Stromberg head and get it converted and CNC ported by John McCoy at Omnitech.

A guy locally had his Twin Cam Europa head recently heat treated to restore its hardness. I have not seen the details of the work done or the results in terms of hardness change but it is supposed to have worked , it will be interesting if it did work as I have a soft head that I was planning to cut up for information on cross sections through the ports and water paasages but maybe i can actually reuse it.

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PostPost by: EMA7K » Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:05 pm


I have a spare head. It has been repaired by Paul Matty (weld) and is ready for fitting. It sits under my office desk in bubble wrap. Not sure I will need it anymore as I have just had my engine upgraded to 145 BHP.

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