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ghezzi
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PostSubject: Head Transplant   Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:27 pm

Now I don't want you Taswegians to get all gooey and excited on me. This is a question for Mr Roper.

How close is the stud pattern between the old 2V heads and the newer 8V heads.

Reason 1. I believe my Bellagio has the same 95mm bore.
Reason 2. Pushrods in both model heads are in similar location.


Some plugging/drilling/machining required.
Yes I would need new (titanium?) rockers with screw lash adjusters.
Yes I would most probably need different length (ti) push rods. Are adjustable pushrods available - kill 2 birds ................
Yes the oil cooling galleries would be rendered useless, unless I configured external oil lines, without diminishing the oil pressure to my engines vitals.
Second option there would be an external oil cooler.

Just thinkin' Pete.
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PostSubject: Re: Head Transplant   Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:33 pm

Different stud spacings I'm pretty sure, none of the gaskets would work, it would be a nightmare even if it was possible.

Pete
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PostSubject: Re: Head Transplant   Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:42 pm

Just plonk in an 8V. At the rate they're crashing, there'll be one along momentarily.
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PostSubject: Re: Head Transplant   Wed Dec 23, 2015 6:14 pm

At least get one bike going GHEZZI, stop sitting on the fence Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Head Transplant   Wed Dec 23, 2015 6:48 pm

Doug's A5 Stelvio motor is still for sale I think. Grab that for 2 grand, spend some cash on a way to mount the Ducati alt on the front of the crank, swap timing chests, bolt it in, go balistic!

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PostSubject: Re: Head Transplant   Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:12 pm

Hi Ghez
Trev from Tas here
Not sure if my second head, the removed one was an 8 valve or a 4
Keep smilin
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PostSubject: Re: Head Transplant   Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:29 pm

Keep one spare for me Trev, I hope to retire to Taz one day.

Bella is running Ron, just needs a tail light and rego plate. Hopefully by noon Sunday it will be done and heading for a 3 day holiday on the Oxley staying at Long Flat Sun Mon night.
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PostSubject: Re: Head Transplant   Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:35 pm

Long flat pub Shocked Hmmmm , no Jan would fry up my nuts for breakfast, Sunday's my daughters birthday , I'll just go pat the bikes a bit Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Head Transplant   Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:04 pm

While you are in the area, Wayne, keep an eye out for Eric & Suzi on their GRiSO, they planned a Dorrigo loop over the hols, weather permitting. Mr Bob may be out and about too. And if the Oxley itself gets too crowded, try out the road to Bellbrook - turn left at the tourist park (Middleton St -just before the Caltex) at South Kempsey for the back way out there through Sherwood.
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PostSubject: Re: Head Transplant   Fri Dec 25, 2015 2:32 pm

Thanks Mal, that Bellbrook road looks good, but how far does the bitumen go on the way up to Armidale as the road looks twistier the higher up you go.
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PostSubject: Re: Head Transplant   Sat Dec 26, 2015 1:53 am

The bitumen turns to gravel 9k after Bellbrook - a guy at the pub told me 20k, so I hit the gravel at 120 - a bit of a panic - it starts just after the bridge over Pee Dee Creek, but just before that are some views over bends in the MacLeay River. The beginning of the dirt looked pretty good, & it comes out on Waterfall Way near Wollomombi, some 80k later. Take it easy & I think you'd be rewarded with some stunning scenery. That's one road that's now on my list. Left to Armidale at the top or right to Ebor.

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PostSubject: Re: Head Transplant   Sat Dec 26, 2015 2:05 am

Heading for the Oxley at 5am tomorrow (27th)
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PostSubject: Re: Head Transplant   Sat Dec 26, 2015 2:32 am

A decent time to start the trip this weather. Cooler. Take appropriate care & keep an eye peeled. Enjoy.
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