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Old 01-10-2019, 09:44 AM
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Got a look at my head today.


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Old 01-10-2019, 11:26 AM
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Will be fine just dont do it any worse lol
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Old 01-11-2019, 09:12 AM
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Well, hopefully that can be machined to true flat again. Post up pics once it's fully machined down.
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Old 01-11-2019, 09:37 AM
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I didnt see the welds on the head pic... I would NOT have paid anyone to do that It would have been fine
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:44 AM
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Just the type of feedback I wanted to hear.. ~s
Since I’m a rookie I listened to everybody and took it to a machinist. I even picked a machinist the specializes in engines. Stuff like this is the reason I never take on big projects that I don’t have intimate knowledge of. It doesn’t help that I don’t know anybody locally. Fingers crossed I guess
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Old 01-11-2019, 02:33 PM
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yea man those water jackets before would have been fine with a fresh gasket tbh they only see 16ish psi for the cooling system he was just trying to sell some work now you have to have the head decked , but it will probably still be fine just took a extra step backward to go forward
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Old 01-11-2019, 02:34 PM
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but its allll good pimpin keep the progress going
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Old 01-11-2019, 03:55 PM
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I hope its decked when I get it back. Thats the same as resurfacing? I guess on the plus side, I was already gonna commit to the $250 rebuild for pom. It was only $71 more. I hope its flat tho..

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Old 01-11-2019, 09:40 PM
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Do I need that little heat shield between the intake and exhaust manifold?
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Old 01-11-2019, 10:17 PM
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Nope throw it in the trash
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Old 01-11-2019, 10:51 PM
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What about the big heat shield between the carb and head? Trash too right?
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:01 AM
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trash lol
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Old 01-12-2019, 06:22 PM
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Do I need that little heat shield between the intake and exhaust manifold?
I always ran them, keeps some heat off intake mani.
The EK1 from 82 and 3 actually had some potential, ports and valves were much bigger despite supposed hp ratings and C/R is low on all the old iron block engunes. If you could source some City turbo parts...
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Old 01-12-2019, 06:48 PM
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Maybe a cheap turbo 5psi ish to “help” me get a new engine? We will have to see after my shitty head
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Old 01-13-2019, 03:53 PM
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Should handle mild boost just fine, those bottom ends were nice. Heads were limited, 110ish hp for fully built, maybe a bit more with the non-stratified canadian heads. The aluminum 1200s actually had more na potential with those hemi heads, they were basically oversized motorcycle engines. Whatever, 1800lb car.
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Old 01-13-2019, 05:40 PM
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you arent going to find city turbo parts in 2019 not high as giraffe poontang
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Old 01-13-2019, 08:38 PM
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Figured as much, my ****'s from a few decades ago. We used to chop the tops off early civics and offroad them. Whatever, ******* Pintos are desirable now. Just D the bitch.
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Old 01-14-2019, 09:04 AM
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Figured as much, my ****'s from a few decades ago. We used to chop the tops off early civics and offroad them. Whatever, ******* Pintos are desirable now. Just D the bitch.
👍👍 thats the plan. Im just getting started. Unlike some people with almost ready to roll D swap Jackson racing whips that Im definitely not jealous of ~s
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Old 01-14-2019, 02:02 PM
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👍👍 thats the plan. Im just getting started. Unlike some people with almost ready to roll D swap Jackson racing whips that Im definitely not jealous of ~s
lol my jackson racing widebody car is a 5 money pit lol
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Old 01-17-2019, 01:13 PM
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Rebuild and adjusted. After seeing the ports I might buy a feeler set to double check

What about those coolant ports tho? At least its flat right?! 🤔 What do you guys think
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Old 01-17-2019, 06:32 PM
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Old 01-17-2019, 07:50 PM
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Shave it's nuts off.
I forgot how tiny those exhaust valves are. My 1st car was a 76 CVCC and it was oddly quick though, ate Celicas and topped out around 102 mph.
Haha, ream those main jets with a guitar string and cram a cherry bomb on the exhaust.
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Old 01-18-2019, 01:49 PM
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Tomorrow is the day! I need some final help:
What can I delete/what do I need to keep. Thanks in advance Dilbeck lol
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Old 01-18-2019, 04:16 PM
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Shave it's nuts off.
I forgot how tiny those exhaust valves are. My 1st car was a 76 CVCC and it was oddly quick though, ate Celicas and topped out around 102 mph.
Haha, ream those main jets with a guitar string and cram a cherry bomb on the exhaust.
what are the main jets?
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