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rebuilding an e12 head with 84 casting - seeking shop rec's

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Hello all

  I have had an e12 84 casting head on the shelf for, well, a few decades.  In a type of marie kondo type cleaning, I am trying to work with what I have, finish unfinished projects rather than succumb to the temptations of a new project.  Wish me luck there, to many temptations out there.

  Standard preamble aside, I am looking for current thoughts on who to go for to do this type of rebuild.  I am thinking I will have to ship, so my search is nationwide in a way.

   I will want the shop to confirm what cam is in there too, as I have not been able to positively id it.   Otherwise, I want them to do the routine things, nothing very exotic.   Long ago, I had planned to do this work myself, but I haven't yet and so am going to shop it out.


thanks in advance for any leads!

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Pictures of the cam's front (sprocket) end would help with its ID.  And a picture or two of the head itself would help--valve chest side as well as combustion chamber side.



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I am on the East Coast also and I brought my engine to Carlquist Competition Engines in CT for a high performance build, call them and ask for Mike, he is a BMW racer and master head machinist, or send it out west to Bimmer Heads, 

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