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[Svo] Big Valve Head - help {2}

TRW, is a brand...
I think FMS was getting the heads from Esllinger Engineering anyways, and
Esslinger is still goin strong.  I dont have their number, butthey
advertise is circle track and other mags that cater to the roundy round

On Wed, 22 Oct 1997, Sly, Dennis wrote:

> I phoned the Ford Motorsport tech line and they told me that what they
> did was used a stock 2.3L head, sent it out to a machine shop so the
> head would accept the bigger valves, used their springs, TRW Valves, TRW
> retainers and TRW locks. The Head is no longer available from Ford and
> hasn't been for over a year and a half. So, I guess I try to find out
> what TRW valves are and go from there. Thanks for your input Ron.
> Does anyone know what TRW means?
> Dennis.
> 84 SVO, Silver
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From:	Ronald Larsen [SMTP:Rcl@dms2.com]
> >Sent:	Tuesday, October 21, 1997 7:00 PM
> >To:	DSly@NesbittBurns.com
> >Subject:	Re: Big Valve Head - help
> >
> >According to Steve Davis of ETS the Ford big valve heads are getting hard to
> >find.  He had mentioned the remaining stock is of questionable casting
> >quality.  Again, it's just his experience but he does work on a lot of 2.3's.
> > The differences in heads are mostly related to bigger valves and unshrouding
> >of the exhaust valve(removing some of the metal in the chamber).  You can buy
> >bigger valves seperately and have the heads machined to accept them.  It's
> >not exactly cheap work but it's cheaper than buying a head from Ford.  You do
> >get a new cam with the kit but I don't think it offers much over an 86 SVO
> >cam.

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->86 Escort......
->85 Merkur--Someone get this Escort of mine!