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Technical stuff => Engine => Topic started by: DARREN BETA. I.E on March 14, 2019, 08:56:45 PM



Title: cylinder head
Post by: DARREN BETA. I.E on March 14, 2019, 08:56:45 PM
hi , question - will a delta intergrale cylinder head fit on a beta block


Title: Re: cylinder head
Post by: rossocorsa on March 14, 2019, 09:16:07 PM
Not a simple question remember that the head is reversed, exhaust at front


Title: Re: cylinder head
Post by: peteracs on March 15, 2019, 01:09:56 PM
Hi Darren

Can I ask why you would want to?

Peter


Title: Re: cylinder head
Post by: DARREN BETA. I.E on March 15, 2019, 06:59:46 PM
i,d seen one that was already ported with bigger valves., i,m going to see a chap tomorrow though about getting my engine bored for oversize pistons ,and getting my original head ported 43.5 inlets new cams and gas flowed


Title: Re: cylinder head
Post by: rossocorsa on March 16, 2019, 10:49:29 AM
Another option is to start with a VX head


Title: Re: cylinder head
Post by: DARREN BETA. I.E on March 16, 2019, 01:45:56 PM
sorted ., build on way now, 84.8 pistons , mild road cams , ported and gas flowed , and 43.5 valves, lightened flywheel . next step twin 45s to source


Title: Re: cylinder head
Post by: betabuoy on March 17, 2019, 09:39:29 AM
Darren
If youíre interested, I have a rather nice ported head thatís now available. Originally from a 132, itís had the inlets opened to 43mm and has had a proper porting job done that would be very good if youíre running 45s. It was built for a monte some time ago but spent more recent years on a grass track racer. The cams are reprofiled but I canít give you an accurate spec and anyway I think you have your own cams in mind.  Iíve removed 2 of the valves, for inspection purposes only, but theyíre all nice and straight and the pressure test was spot on.  Just let me know if this is any good to you otherwise Iíll put it on eBay shortly.
Chris


Title: Re: cylinder head
Post by: DARREN BETA. I.E on March 17, 2019, 09:53:43 AM
thx chris , i have now given head and block to recommended  knights engineering in nether heyford , should be back to me in 3 to 4 weeks,  i need to order  the right 45s carbs now, i know there dcoe but thats it ?


Title: Re: cylinder head
Post by: betabuoy on March 17, 2019, 10:10:48 AM
Darren
Demon Tweeks seem to do a Ďreasonableí price for Weber 45s, plus your choice of linkage, but jetting will depend on what spec (CR etc) youíve chosen. Have a chat with whoever you choose for the rolling road final setup and they should be able to advise; for info, GCRE always recommend Northampton Motorsport for that bit. Theyíll be my chosen team once my engineís ready... probably late summer.
Chris


Title: Re: cylinder head
Post by: rossocorsa on March 17, 2019, 10:54:47 AM
If you are very pedantic for the right period look you need a nice pair of used refurbished dcoe as modern ones aren't made in Italy.


Title: Re: cylinder head
Post by: betabuoy on March 17, 2019, 11:15:08 AM
Youíre absolutely right Alan. And Iím leaving that purchase until last so please do let me know if youíre aware of anything good out there.
Chris