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Old 07-25-2004, 21:10   #1 (permalink)
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N00000, not the headgasket........

Thats right, the head gasket on the NA has just gone :( Anyway, not to get too upset (despite the fact that id just booked it in for extractors etc on wed), im looking at what my options are.

Not having the time to do it myself, ill most likely be getting it done at my mates workshop, which will cost me around the $550 mark, provided the head is in cood condition (not corroded etc). However, im thinking of rather than take the risk that it is not ok, im looking at getting another head from a newer model, that I know has good valves/is in good condition (hope that makes sense) and fitting up my cam/rocker gear to it. I realise that any head I get will need machining, but that is already included in the $550.

So, aside from the tickford heads, which are near impossible to get, what should I be looking at, keeping in mind I have el rocker gear and wade cam. Will this gear fit onto an AU head (which I can pick up, in good condition for around $260) or should I go for an ef el, or mabey an earlier one still (eb-ed)
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Re: N00000, not the headgasket........

Choice Ford in Sunshine will have a Tickford head but you will pay top $ for it though. Ef or El and get some pocketing done, if it were me. Not to sure about the Au head and the cam. There are issues with a Au cam in a E-series head but not sure about going the other way.
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Thats what I thought about the au head, but i wasnt sure. Rang choice ford, and they didnt seem to have any ticky heads, only standard ones
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Re: N00000, not the headgasket........

Well, just for the ease of things, I decided to go with an EL head. Picked up low km one in really good condition for a good price, which included the rocker gear and cam. So, if anyone is interested in buying an EL cam, or rockergear, let me know.
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Re: N00000, not the headgasket........

That's bad luck, but at least it allows you to improve things in other areas :s5

Hmm I maybe interested in the cam. How much would you want for it? In regards to the rocker gear, is it the same as an EF?
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Re: N00000, not the headgasket........

read some where in street machine that jmm said the late ef head/early el head were a good starting point
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Re: N00000, not the headgasket........

damn mate! thats gotta suck but at least you can get a better more suited head on the car with it.....
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Re: N00000, not the headgasket........

hey dude

bad luck on the gasket. it took me roughly 2 days to do mine when i did it, but that included most of the mpfi conversion - but if you can get a good price getting someone else to do it, do it!

just wondering what you paid for the EL head and where you got it from?

im sure when she goes back together the bit of added grunt will be worth the hassle

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Re: N00000, not the headgasket........

Sorry to hear about the gasket mate. I'd be curious to know what you paid for the head too, as I will need one pretty soon.

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