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Wanted - Weber Head, Cams

PostPost by: LarrySprint » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:58 am

Now I am desperate. A reconditioned head had been promised me but as the delivery date got closer the communication dropped off, eventually to zero. So here I am with a rebuilt bottom end and wanting(needing) a weber head for my 72 Sprint.
Not interested in an old discarded head, but a good one that someone saved for a future project that didn't happen. Yes it will need refreshing but should be clean and complete.

Also in search of D type cams, Super SE or Sprint (two grooves)

I am located in southern California. Call , text, email or reply
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PostPost by: Slowtus » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:07 am

LarrySprint wrote:Now I am desperate. A reconditioned head had been promised me but as the delivery date got closer the communication dropped off, eventually to zero. So here I am with a rebuilt bottom end and wanting(needing) a weber head for my 72 Sprint.
Not interested in an old discarded head, but a good one that someone saved for a future project that didn't happen. Yes it will need refreshing but should be clean and complete.

Also in search of D type cams, Super SE or Sprint (two grooves)

I am located in southern California. Call , text, email or reply
619 228 5694 Larry


Might be worth contacting John McCoy at https://omnitech-engineering.com

Won't be cheap, buying one of his Weber heads (they are supreme items!) but he may also be able to put you on to someone who can help your particular needs
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PostPost by: LarrySprint » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:11 am

Thanks. He seems to only do conversions late fall or early in the new year. Not keen on waiting.
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PostPost by: 1owner69Elan » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:35 am

If you are not worried about budget you can opt for a new (street ported) Weber head either direct from SAS Engineering:

http://www.sasengineering.co.uk/lotus-t ... -head.html

or one built up with cams etc from Tony Ingram (in Santa Barbara):

http://www.lotus7.com/LOTUS_ENGINE_PARTS.html

You won't be disappointed with the performance. These newly cast, CNC heads generally outperform the original heads. Take a look at the dyno results. My street 1700cc TC (with the right cams etc) yields 181 hp and a very tractable, broad torque curve (143 lb-ft), all below a 7K redline.

But beware, if you go this route, gaining a substantial increase in performance, it can lead you down a slippery slope of upgrading most everything else on the car (suspension, wheels/tires, diff, exhaust, cooling, etc.).
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:33 am

Ted Taylor has one for sale on his website.

www.taylormadeclassiccars.com
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