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Author Topic: 8-71N 4 valve head.  (Read 1072 times)
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« on: April 08, 2013, 10:28:26 AM »

looking for a reputable, reasonable source for a rebuilt head for my Eagle.
I'm in central Texas and would look at a shop to rebuild mine as well.
Anyone out there with a lead?
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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2013, 11:32:25 AM »

What do you call central Texas ?
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2013, 12:38:38 PM »

What do you call central Texas ?
Heaven.
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2013, 12:52:41 PM »

I had a set rebuilt in Waco several years ago @ Crankshaft and Valve I have no idea if they are still in business 
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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2013, 01:33:27 PM »

I'm in beautiful Dripping Springs, Texas.
Or as we call it here "Just West of Weird" referring to the unofficial Austin slogan "keep Austin Weird"
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« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2013, 02:42:08 PM »

Do you have your off yet and if so are either of them broken. I have several sets in cal but shipping might be ??
try Tejays coach, they might be able to help you.

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« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2013, 03:07:59 PM »

Yes I have mine off, I had no/minimal compression on one cylinder. One of the valves has a hole about the size of a pea on one edge. I'll try to post a photo later.
If the seat is not damaged I am considering just dropping one valve in the head and putting it back together. I'd rather have a rebuilt head though. The onlyu guy in my area who'd tackle the job quoted $1,000 to $1,400, and insisted he would not do anything but a complete rebuild.
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« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2013, 03:13:45 PM »

Here is what I'm dealing with.
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« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2013, 03:25:01 PM »

Way too much for head rebuild on a 71 or 92 series Baker Machinery in Higley Az charges me 450 each even installs new injector tube they do WW Williams machine work on all DD ? did you lose a injector tip

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« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2013, 03:29:33 PM »

No it shines like that cause it's just been replaced. I had hoped for a bad injector, a lot easier than pulling that head, no such luck.
Even with shipping, that seems to be a great deal on a rebuild. I'll look them up.
Thanks!
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« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2013, 03:55:12 PM »

Have you tried the places in Houston there lots of places there call Stewart & Stevenson they will refer you to some local that rebuilds head for 900 bucks you can exchange it there
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« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2013, 04:01:27 PM »

What happen on the head Tony you repair it yourself ? Kevin told me you called
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