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Old 06-23-2017, 01:23 PM   #11
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Only a money pit, in the first stages. After that it gets cheaper
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Old 06-28-2017, 02:00 AM   #12
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4wd B2300s are rare, I hope you saved that truck for a future project.

Also the early dual plug heads are notorious for cracking. The head on my current 4x4 has a known huge crack(s) in it (which the machine shop deemed junk) but I had to much time in porting it so I just lapped new valves in and slapped it on. 6 months later still seems to be running fine haha.
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Old 06-28-2017, 02:02 AM   #13
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Only a money pit, in the first stages. After that it gets cheaper
It gets cheaper because you'll stop adding up receipts
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Old 06-29-2017, 10:35 AM   #14
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4wd B2300s are rare, I hope you saved that truck for a future project.

Also the early dual plug heads are notorious for cracking. The head on my current 4x4 has a known huge crack(s) in it (which the machine shop deemed junk) but I had to much time in porting it so I just lapped new valves in and slapped it on. 6 months later still seems to be running fine haha.
I've still got it! Planning on swapping the current, running, perfectly good motor into the 4x4 truck and using it as my run around/beater truck for a while. It'll probably be running first because when the current motor comes out of the 2WD truck, it is going straight into the 4x4.

I went and returned the head to the junk yard and bought a rebuilt head with bigger springs of Ebay, costing me roughly the same as rebuilding the old one... so I think it'll end up being pretty even, plus, it came with bigger springs.




Oh, and I stopped adding up receipts... it's just better that way.
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Old 06-29-2017, 10:46 AM   #15
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RockAuto heads are also around the same price as having one rebuilt, I found out. Last I checked they were $360 before shipping.

Boport has hardened exhaust seats for those wanting to modify their existing head.
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It's always so nice bolting up new shiny parts!
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