I picked up a good second hand EA head which I'm putting on
my fairmont on the weekend. It's been machined and the water ports are nice and clean. It hadn't been on the old car long before the car got banged up.
Am I safe going to my local repco joint in perth to pick up a gasket set and bolts. Would I need to tell 'em I want head bolts for a late model falcon or are they all the same now?
I'd be surprised if they have the bolts(well the right bolts) so go down to ford and pay the $80 for a set of AU falcon headbolts.
Repco is the best place to go for headgaskets as they sell quality ACL gaskets, whereas most other places sell the cheap and nasty Gas Miser and Ezyfit and when it comes to headgaskets I don't like skimping quality.
But they will probably try to charge you $70+ for one so when you go in there tell them you can get it cheaper else where for like $50 and they will drop the price down $10-$20 for it from standard(hehe, repco are good like that)
Oh and make sure before you put the new gasket in that the block surfaces and head surfaces are thoroughly prepared, by sanding the block back with fine sandpaper until it's back to shiny metal surface, and clean the head surface with some petrol. Good luck dood.
I just have a question. I have just taken my head off to fit a reconditioned EF head and i was surprised by the way the water passages are and how the gasket is. Down one side the gasket has no holes for the water passages, the other side has a small hole drilled in the gasket and the last two are open. at the front of the motor the gasket has holes for the water passage but theres none on the head! What happens there is the head gets eaten into. When I took the head off the ef motor, only 2 of the 5 holes down the side were actually flowing. Seems a strange setup to me.
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