head swap

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head swap

Post by crowesnest3 »

Ive heard it being done, i think, how bout swapping 83 1100 heads over to my 1200, nothing is broke here, I just like the idea of being able to adjust my own valves aside from the "idea" that there is some kind of power difference due to the cam difference. I have the parts, actually whole 83 to be " cafed"? 1000 heads on that ? Look forward to a little conversation ..... improvement or not

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Re: head swap

Post by dingdong »

It has been done before. I just don't remember where I read about it. I do recall that a depression had to be cut in the pistons in order to provide clearance for the valves. Maybe it was over at the NGW site.

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