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Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:09 am 
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A couple of my friends are going out and buying xr6 heads one owns an ef xr 6 motor and head now the other wants an au VCT head both for ef's... Now all tickford done was spec up the heads of the falcons with harder valve springs and different cam and a bit of porting.. Now instead of going to all that trouble couldn't they just go to an engine rebuilder and get them to spec their standard heads up for them?? Diff cam new better springs.. Higher compression? Save time and maybe money Porting and so on?? If they did that it would be the same correct
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Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:17 am 
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I mean it would save them time looking for xr motors and the au vct has variable cam timing that would have to be incorperated into the earlier models with au ecu's.... And all this xr gear isnt cheap! That's why I'm asking

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Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:39 am 
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yep, just get the std head ported, fitted with bigger exhaust valves, heavier valve springs and a nice aftermarket cam, and you will get more than the std tickford head can give...

it will cost a little more porting the head than it would getting a tickford head, but the results would be much better....
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Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:54 am 
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Hallelujah!!! I was right... In a way lol :)
god I hate arguing with people who won't listen. Firend just wasted her time and money looking for a tickford block and head. Now she's gonna get it fixed up. And because it's "tickford" parts the rebuild will cost more just because of the name. Could've had a good motor by now :p
I learnt from my mistakes. Well thanks troyman :) problem solved I feel so much better knowing I'm not totally stupid
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Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:26 am 
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The only mistake you've both made is obviously going to the same rip off mechanic or parts shop.

If someone has told you/her the parts or a rebuild cost more because they are "Tickford" parts then you're both getting ripped hardcore.
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Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:22 pm 
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Yer see I wouldn't buy anythink tickford anyway. So it doesn't bother me. And belive me in ballarat the people here will do anything to make a buck!! It stinks.
I glad I not trying to do tickford mock ups or anything lol :p
nothin real special about them anyway. Bit o trim and the letter t all over the car with some wings.
Oh and some guy told my dad they owned a ba tickford! Now didn't they leave after au??
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Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:46 pm 
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Yeh no such thing as a ba tickford


The amount of people i see putting Tickford badges on B series makes me wanna scream. Clowns :lol:

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:24 pm 
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Wow!! tickford gear is different to stock. Who'd-a Thunk it.

Just get a stock head and get the b**ch ported with oversize valves and a skim. will flow better than a tickford head anyday, grab a regrind from wade, better profiles than a ticky cam too.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:02 am 
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Im serious this guy said he had a special eddition ba and was tickford enhanched, I told him no way. Popthe bonnet, guess what. Said no sorry can't running late gotta go.
Lol mind u this is what my dad said to the man.
And about the tickford heads... I've told my two friends this and they Tell me I'm full of s**t and there's no point.
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Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:08 am 
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Its pretty simple.

Side by side, stock for stock, a Tickford head/EDU combo will out perform a standard head if they both had the same cams or exhausts, etc. Typically by the same margins as when they were released from the factory.

Tickford heads already have larger valves and slightly better springs than stock. So you are infront there, as its things you dont have to buy.

If the head was the same $$$ as a stock head, or maybe $50 more, then you'd probably work out being a bit better off.

If you port or work either head the same, then of course they are going to perform the same.
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Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:36 am 
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Tru no doubt about that. But they aren't exactly making them stock spec either, thay want bigger cams and springs anyway. I just don't see why they want to pay the xtra dough for the tickford and make it as good as what someone else can do with a standard head. And then they'll complain oh why isn't it any better??
Oh well. Their loss I guess
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