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Old 05-07-2010, 12:30 PM   #1
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Default Cylinder head ID ?

I took some pics of the cylinder head off my '28 before sending it to the machine shop.

How does one ID a stock head versus high-compression / aftermarket heads ? I did not find any obvious markings cast or stamped into the head.

Attached are some pics... gasket failed between # 3 & # 4.


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Old 05-07-2010, 12:51 PM   #2
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Default Re: Cylinder head ID ?

A lot of original heads have a small trinagle on the top.

I think it is near the water outlet.

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Default Re: Cylinder head ID ?

Looking at the shape of the combustion chamber, it looks stock.

You might want to post some pictures of the top of the head, especially pics of any casting marks.
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Old 05-07-2010, 02:12 PM   #4
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Default Re: Cylinder head ID ?

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Looking at the shape of the combustion chamber, it looks stock.

You might want to post some pictures of the top of the head, especially pics of any casting marks.

( Doh !)

Forgot to take pics of the topside... will shoot some when it comes back from the machine shop.


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Old 05-07-2010, 04:37 PM   #5
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Default Re: Cylinder head ID ?

Looks like stock compression to me. The High compression seem to have a more heart shaped chamber.
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