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Old 12-10-2002, 17:36   #1 (permalink)
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250 Xflow heads.

Does anyone know if there are aftermarket heads for the 250 Xflow that is in my XF. I think my head is ****ed out cos when i replaced the rocker cover gasket 2 bolts were stripped and wouldnt go back in tightly. I undid them with my fingers???
If i can find an aftermarket head place i can get them to install my new cam when i get it off Hoon and do the head at the same time.
Should i just get a regular head?
How much would either cost me?
Where can i get a regular head from?
Should i just get my head fixed? Can it be fixed?
How much would it cost me?

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sorry for all the questions.
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Should go round to some wreckers and find out if they have any heads of wrecks. Ask them if you can take it and get it crack tested before you pay for it or if they'll refund if its cracked. It is an alloy head in the xf isn't it? I have been looking round wreckers and picked up a 3.9 head for an ea for $100. but it was tested and found to be cracked so i got my money back.
Thats one way out. A changeover head would have cost me about $500-600 so the wrecked one was the better way out for my....
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Old 12-10-2002, 17:48   #3 (permalink)
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I have a spare complete Alloy head which I've been keeping for a rainy day.

Its standard Ford issue I think, should get you out of strife.

let me know if you think you'd like it.
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plarsson, is that for the xf?
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Yep, I have it as a spare for my project XF panel Van. But its now surplus to my requirements as I've just acquired a XF series Fairlane with Fuel injection and all the fun fairlane bits.

I'll be building myself a "Ranchero" Panel Van over Xmas.

This Head came off a good running motor an still has the inlet manifold and carby attatched as well as the rockers. Its complete any ways
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Old 12-10-2002, 18:03   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks Plarsson for the offer but im in melbourne : (
Thanks for the advice guys. I might go check out a wrecker for one.

Do you guys know if there are places that do aftermarket heads? I wouldnt mind upping the power of the old beast.

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Yella Terra do 250 X flow heads that flow 15-20% better. www.yellaterra.com.au
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I would guess you could either retap the thread and stick matching bolts in or have the holes helicoiled.

Or as its alloy, just get a slightly larger bolt and carefully screw it into the head and it should effectively make a new thread?
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Helicoil would definately be the easy to fix it, just use some tape and some plastic to cover the head etc. so you dont get any swarf in your engine and then buy the correct size helicoils.
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