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 Post subject: Converted VCT head?
Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:41 am 
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Hey guys.

Have spotted a worked head forsale that has definitely registered on my "might buy"-o-meter.
The head was at least once definitely VCT due to the large circle on the front.

Seller tells me that this portion of the head has been blocked off and says it will now fit any E series block as a non VCT.

While I dont doubt that is all correct, I am curious if there are any known reliability issues with such a "thing". I have not heard of it until now. Would I need any other additional parts to make this run?

This is a new one to me.

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Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:59 am 
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The VCT can be disabled and the Cam "Locked" (use normal cam) fitted to an E series.

Why would you bother with the VCT head if you arn't going to use it. Get an E series Head or a standard AU head.
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Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:01 am 
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SWC wrote:
The VCT can be disabled and the Cam "Locked" (use normal cam) fitted to an E series.

Why would you bother with the VCT head if you arn't going to use it. Get an E series Head or a standard AU head.



Because the head is "heavily worked" and $1500, as opposed to paying $200-400 for a non VCT head plus $2500+ for porting, valves, valve seating, springs and so on.
If I can make it work as a locked head (the way it sits) its a good deal.
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All you said was that it was a VCT head.

Does it include cam?

What "Work" is done to the head?

Do you have any pics of the head?
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Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:16 pm 
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SWC wrote:
All you said was that it was a VCT head.

Does it include cam?

What "Work" is done to the head?

Do you have any pics of the head?



I hate posting external links but here goes.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/111454190121 ... 1438.l2649

For future ref after the link is void the ad reads:

Up for sale is a heavily worked head
It has over sized stainless steal pep-pro valves witch hav been back cut seat work porting to inlet and exhaust ports shortened and honed guides chamber work for valve clearance crow double heavy duty valve springs match ported intake manifold surface head this head has had a lot of time and money spent on it so if your looking for power this is a must hav my loss is your gain need to sell to pay bills
Can post at buyers cost
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Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:44 pm 
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AFAIK the VCT head had very good ports to begin with, so that would be a good reason to use it as a base for work.

Interesting and simple concept on disabling the VCT.
Now it can be used with a standard cam and cam gear.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:05 pm 
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MAD wrote:
AFAIK the VCT head had very good ports to begin with, so that would be a good reason to use it as a base for work.

Interesting and simple concept on disabling the VCT.
Now it can be used with a standard cam and cam gear.


I was running a non vct wade au1645 cam and cam gear in my vct engine when it was turbo...
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Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:07 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
MAD wrote:
AFAIK the VCT head had very good ports to begin with, so that would be a good reason to use it as a base for work.

Interesting and simple concept on disabling the VCT.
Now it can be used with a standard cam and cam gear.


I was running a non vct wade au1645 cam and cam gear in my vct engine when it was turbo...

Did you just have the VCT solenoid in place to seal it up?

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:15 pm 
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$1500 - Doesn't appear to have the cam or vernier gear. Portwork does not appear that "Heavy worked" to me.

Ask if it comes with the cam?

Ask if the rocker cover is included?

Has the head been fitted?

Does it come with rocker gear and HLA's?

If you need a cam add $200, Vernier add say $150, If it has been fitted it will need facing $100, Rockers $50 - total $500, add that to the $1500 and you are up to $2000 without frieght.

CMS Stage 3 is quoted at $1750 plus $150 core deposit ($1900) plus frieght. Comes assembled and ready to fit.

Do the numbers.
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