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Brandon S.
Centreville, MD, USA   usa

Are aluminum cylinder heads still available for the C ? If so where can you get them and how much are they ? Thanks.

Robert Kirk
Davenport, Iowa, USA   usa

Haven't been any for 20 or more years. IIRC, they were a one time pour and sales were so poor at the time no one dares to try it again...unless it would be Shaun or someone of his ilk.....and deep pockets...devil smiley



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Shaun Holmes
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   gbr
1963 MG MGB MkI "3330 PE"
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2005 Land Rover Range Rover

Deep deep pockets, I don't know of anymore alloy heads around, the last lot were made many years ago as Rob says. As with all old alloy castings failures were common, touch wood mines ok.

I did look at having some done on a cnc setup but cost were horrendous for such limited sales, now there is always China!! some nice alloy rads for £199 !


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Coastal, South Carolina, USA   usa

I remember long ago while living in the UK Brown and Gammons were selling alloy MGC heads and even then they were out of my pay grade. If I would only of saved just a little bit of my beer money I could of bought all they had. Now all I have are fond memories and no parts.

That was during my dark ages when I drove a Austin 1300GT, a Mini and later a Austin Princess. No MG's in my little lock up garage.

Ron

Robert Kirk
Davenport, Iowa, USA   usa

Other than a reduction in weight, I've read little that suggests alloy heads on any A, B or C series, either conventional or cross flow have made any significant gains in HP. I think some of the earlier A series cross flows were reportedly a modest HP gainer.



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Simon Wilkinson
Colne Classics, Colchester, UK   gbr
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I have heard the same said for conventional Robert but I have an MSX crossflow alloy head on my MGB and that replaced a weeping old HRG alloy crossflow. Both are more responsive than with a conventional steel head but I only have my seat of pants driving to tell me that, not power curves. I would maybe guess 10%.....but people would sometimes love another 10% and pay heaps of cash to get it.

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Brandon S.
Centreville, MD, USA   usa

I have a crossflow head for my Cooper S but I probably wont use it because it just doesn't look right under the hood. This head, ported by MED was a rocket on my freind's Austin America when you compared it to the old 5 port head that was compleley reworked as well. I was more interested in cooling and weight loss for my C engine.

Robert Kirk
Davenport, Iowa, USA   usa

BTW, Brandon, welcome to the forums!

I think your biggest weight loss will be in your wallet IF you could ever find one.

Any benefit to cooling would be negligible imho. The oil and water coolers/exchangers are where you loose the heat....and the exhaust pipes.



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Brandon S.
Centreville, MD, USA   usa

In reply to # 2124284 by kirks-auto BTW, Brandon, welcome to the forums!

I think your biggest weight loss will be in your wallet IF you could ever find one.

Any benefit to cooling would be negligible imho. The oil and water coolers/exchangers are where you loose the heat....and the exhaust pipes.


Thanks. I am painting the car this fall / winter with my Father in Winterhaven, Florida. He did a lot of paint repairs on these cars when they were damaged in shipping before they were sent to the dealers. He still paints and still has a lot of interest in these cars. After the car is painted I will be purchasing parts from you and Huffaker will probably build my engine. I might have Joe setup the suspension too.

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Shaun Holmes
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   gbr
1963 MG MGB MkI "3330 PE"
1968 MG MGC "Crosby"
1969 MG MGC GT "Lippy"
1969 MG MGC GTS "Yippee"
2005 Land Rover Range Rover

MINE all mine! lol!


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Coastal, South Carolina, USA   usa

Robert
Kinda reminds me of the old days when the Chrysler dealers could not sell a Superbird, not even at give away prices.

Shaun
Very nice indeed.

Ron

Robert Kirk
Davenport, Iowa, USA   usa

Shaun
Looks warped to me....devil smiley



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Robert Kirk
Davenport, Iowa, USA   usa

In reply to # 2124551 by ron neal Robert
Kinda reminds me of the old days when the Chrysler dealers could not sell a Superbird, not even at give away prices.

Shaun
Very nice indeed.

Ron

Ron
Lets give due credit please. Superbird=Plymouth. Daytona=Dodge. Chrysler=300 and Imperial. Chrysler never went racing except by defacto with the NHRA quarter milers...



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Coastal, South Carolina, USA   usa

Robert

I am not knocking those cars but thought it funny that they would not sell then and now very desirable. Wish I had bought a few. I had an opportunity to buy a 440 Supperbird a few years ago at a good price but to took up too much garage space. Silly boy.

Ron

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Robert Kirk
Davenport, Iowa, USA   usa

Unlike many dealers today who sell super exotics to folks that have no idea what power ratios they are buying, dealers in the 60s probably
Those two cars barely met the "production figures" to allow them on some race tracks as "stock cars". I doubt there were any that were not presold. Mopar in its day, darn near had a patten on showroom max HP engines. Actually dating back to about 1957 give or take.



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