Hi guys, I sort of know the answer to this but thought id ask for opinions as well, Im running a A+ 1330 In a Morris Ital (spec below)
1330cc, Block drilled for 11studs
Forged Omega pistons +0.60
Race Spec Head 29x36
Kent 296 Camshaft
Swiftune alloy Duplex
MED 1.3:1 Roller Rockers
Maniflow Stage 2 Full Exhaust System
Keith Calver Race Dizzy
Crank - Wedged, bladed & crossdrilled
Rods - Lightened & Shot peened
Rotating assembly balanced
Isky Type Lightend Followers
Twin HS4 Carbs with butterflys smoothed
Maniflow steel Inlet
ITG Stub stack Filter
ARP Conrod bolts + Head studs
Lightend dizzy drive
I had a Mini a while ago (in avatar) and was running a turbo 1275 T3 with a few upgrades running 1bar boost, I reckon i was then running around 130-140bhp, so i reckon im running around 120-125bhp with my current N/A spec.
Cut a long story short - I brought an ex 'Mini 7' race head off eBay a year ago for a good price of £260, i done a leakage test on the head when i got it and all was good so thought i'd risk it and put it on my freshly built engine (bad idea) drove it for a couple weeks all was good but then started smoking badly, took the head off and stripped it down to find the valves & guides were extremly worn and scrap, then had a closer at the head aswell and found a crack between one of the inlet & exhaust ports.
As is im sick of buying used shagged out ex race cylinder heads on ebay so want to just get a 12g940 head professionally done thats up to the job. Previously to the turbo in my mini I had a 1293 N/A and got the head done by Turbo Phil to a fast road spec and was very happy with it, With my current engine which is a higher spec than the Mini I want the best spec head possible that i can afford (no more than £1300!) The Van is used for fast road/ summer hoonabout, I ideally want the most power I can get as the engine can withstand revs up to 8000.
So my question is who would you use and why?