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 Post subject: EF Futura Tickford head upgrade
Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:24 pm 
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Hey guys . My first post and I hope I can get some advice . I just purchased a Tickford head for my EF Futura. Is this a straight forward swap with my standard head ? Fuel lines ,exhaust ,wiring and bolt ons?
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Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:33 pm 
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Yes.
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 Post subject: Re: EF Futura Tickford head upgrade
Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:40 pm 
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SWC wrote:
Yes.


Thanks mate , My smile just got bigger .I have ordered all the gaskets and even bought a tension wrench hoping all was ok . :D
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 Post subject: Re: EF Futura Tickford head upgrade
Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:40 pm 
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SWC wrote:
Yes.


Thanks mate , My smile just got bigger .I have ordered all the gaskets and even bought a tension wrench hoping all was ok . :D
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 Post subject: Re: EF Futura Tickford head upgrade
Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:41 pm 
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Have you had the head skimmed.
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 Post subject: Re: EF Futura Tickford head upgrade
Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:46 pm 
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No , It looks pretty good . I do have a bit of mechanical knowledge and I am very happy with the sueface . Done my dads but it was the original head reco'd and put back on . I must say the seller told me the cam was not standard . There are some numbers on it . I will have a ggod look in the morning and let you know the numbers ,someone may know what they mean. The valves look like they open (come out a long way) . I still hope its ok
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 Post subject: Re: EF Futura Tickford head upgrade
Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:28 pm 
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Get a pressure test (around $10 a combustion chamber), and a skim.
Surface finish is everything. They can crack between the combustion chamber and the water ports, particularly if they've been cooked.
Depends too how much corrosion is around the water ports.

You won't be smiling if your oil ends up looking like mayonnaise.

If you've bought a valve regrind set, you should have valve stem seals too - change them.

Generally, the valves and seats will have some pitting, should be okay, but have a check whilst springs are apart for the stem seals.

Too much work in a head change to be guessing on the outcome.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF Futura Tickford head upgrade
Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:51 am 
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Hey thanks guys . May be all too hard now . The seller told me the head had a cam in it so I googled the numbers on it . 1521A114 . Looks like it may be a bit to much for my car. Now I have purchased another car to do a straight engine swap. Cheers
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 Post subject: Re: EF Futura Tickford head upgrade
Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:55 am 
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Could i use all the rocker gear and cam off my standard head on the tickford head ?
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 Post subject: Re: EF Futura Tickford head upgrade
Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:12 am 
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Yes you can. But personally id throw the 1521 in. Just get a j3 chip

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF Futura Tickford head upgrade
Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:56 pm 
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Agreed,

Apparently the 1521a is a wicked cam (never tried it myself, but from what I've heard)


Spend the extra $200 on a pre programmed j3 and you won't be disappointed, my j3 was the best purchase I ever made.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF Futura Tickford head upgrade
Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:46 pm 
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I have just noticed that the engine numbers are in different positions . Can anyone tell me why this is . Fairmont is at the front just near the power steering pump and futura is at the rear behind the flange gasket . :?
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 Post subject: Re: EF Futura Tickford head upgrade
Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:48 pm 
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Engine number or head casting number?
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 Post subject: Re: EF Futura Tickford head upgrade
Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:50 pm 
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Engine number could just be different yrs. Ive got 2 blocks here with numbers in different spots

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF Futura Tickford head upgrade
Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:16 pm 
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Thanks for all the answers guys . Here is another . Should I put this head on a 230 000 km bottom end ? . I am thinking about boring out and crank grind and new bearings . I do want it to last .
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