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WTB: late 2002 cylinder head

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Hello,

I am in need of a late cylinder head for my '76 2002. I have new valvetrain for it but need a solid platform to rebuild. Worn guides aren't an issue, just need something that isn't heavily warped and doesnt have corrosion along the water jacket mating surfaces.

Please let me know if you have any leads/thoughts!

Thanks!

Josh

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Todd,

Thanks for the link. How much would you want for the whole engine and how much for the cylinder head alone? How many miles are on it and how long has it been since it ran? Was it burning much oil? Have the valve seals been replaced?

Please email me at [email protected]

Whoever was bumping thread, thanks but get your own ; ) I have been looking for a good e21 head for months now.

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Hello all,

I am still in the market for a late cylinder head. Mac sold me what seemed to be a beautiful cylinder head, it had excellent water jacket edges with no corrosion, seems to have had the valve guides replaced and had a seemingly straight mating surface as well. Unfortunately, after soda blasting it, close inspection revealed two cracks around the valve seats so I am back to the drawing board. Mac has offered incredible service so far! He is very quick to respond to emails and I had the cylinder head in my possession 2 days after I paypaled him and it was very well packaged. I highly recommend him as a member to deal with.

Please let me know if you have any leads on another good late cylinder head, or if I should just buy one from someone who preps them for a sure thing. I have machine shop capabilities but I am not interested in welding any cracks, etc.

Also, regarding the impressions left on the mating surface from the sealing rings of the head gasket; I have done some searching and it seems like they are result of certain types of head gaskets, but not all. If you intend to use another sealing ring type, you must have it resurfaced to ensure proper alignment or the rings and sealing. However, if you are using the non-sealing ring type it is apparently not necessary? Does anyone have the part number for the non sealing ring type? I bought what I thought was an oem type part and it left an impression on my last cylinder head.

Thanks guys!

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Hello all,

I am still in the market for a late cylinder head. Mac sold me what seemed to be a beautiful cylinder head, it had excellent water jacket edges with no corrosion, seems to have had the valve guides replaced and had a seemingly straight mating surface as well. Unfortunately, after soda blasting it, close inspection revealed two cracks around the valve seats so I am back to the drawing board. Mac has offered incredible service so far! He is very quick to respond to emails and I had the cylinder head in my possession 2 days after I paypaled him and it was very well packaged. I highly recommend him as a member to deal with.

Please let me know if you have any leads on another good late cylinder head, or if I should just buy one from someone who preps them for a sure thing. I have machine shop capabilities but I am not interested in welding any cracks, etc.

Also, regarding the impressions left on the mating surface from the sealing rings of the head gasket; I have done some searching and it seems like they are result of certain types of head gaskets, but not all. If you intend to use another sealing ring type, you must have it resurfaced to ensure proper alignment or the rings and sealing. However, if you are using the non-sealing ring type it is apparently not necessary? Does anyone have the part number for the non sealing ring type? I bought what I thought was an oem type part and it left an impression on my last cylinder head.

Thanks guys!

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I have a bare one in decent shape, can't remember if its an E12 or E21. It's not a 121. I'll have to check at home later. A machine shop looked at it at some point, and saw no visible problems, but not sure if anything was measured.

I'm at zip code 45776.

But please be warned, I'm very busy. I essentially work 2 full-time jobs, and have a long 'to-do' list. 50 bucks if you pick it up, 100 bucks plus shipping if I have to pack it up and send it. Is that reasonable?

I can get some pics sometime this weekend.

[email protected]

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I have had a few 76 '02s and they all had E12 heads, but maybe they had been switched. I have an E12 that I bought with a car.

The guy was rebuilding the engine and had taken the head to the machine shop to resurface along with the cam cover.

I don't know if the guides were replaced but I'm assuming they were not. I SUSPECT the valves/seats had something done because there is blue dye around them.

I don't see any cracks, but I don't know for sure. I would hope the machine shop wouldn't surface it if there were cracks, but you never know.

I'm going to put it on ebay soon for 250.00 but if you would happen to want it for 200.00 let me know soon. Can email pics.

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