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by xctasy
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from MI
Replies: 2
Views: 14

Re: Hello from MI

Nitrous Nick and three others have done epic 300 six powered Hi Po 6s. The key issues with the big six is noise and harshness from the geardrive and the valve gear, a typical Big Six thing that a few 250 Small Six modifiyers have found. There is a roughness issue when the engine runs air restricted....
by xctasy
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress
Replies: 460
Views: 54304

Re: Permanent 300 Six Cyl Head CFM solutions- A Work in Progress

Gramps, I applaud your efforts. Keep up the good work. As has been noted on the forum in the past, the cylinder head is the first road block that you bang into when wanting to make big Hp numbers with the 300. Once that has been dealt with, the block & crank soon follow. Any plans there? Thanks...
by xctasy
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 six vs IDI power
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: 300 six vs IDI power

The best option for you is an aviation style engine rebuild of a later 1995 hypereutectic piston EFi. If you want reliability, you eliminate the choke, and use three 500 cfm 4412 Holleys with the altitude leaning device used in passenger car based homebuilt aircraft. It gives injection style perform...
by xctasy
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: NOS Metal head gaskets a good option?
Replies: 7
Views: 56

Re: NOS Metal head gaskets a good option?

No CF...a 144/170 gasket won't work on a 200/250. 180 thou, with a 90 thou ledge into the combustion chamber. Hylomar coat or others like it are for people who cannot get the block and head gasket texture right. Its not needed. The texture is controlled by media blasting or wet and dry sanding, or o...
by xctasy
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: NOS Metal head gaskets a good option?
Replies: 7
Views: 56

Re: NOS Metal head gaskets a good option?

Be done with finding some NOS head gaskets. But if you got em, Use what you want but the 144/170 3.5" bore size is 180 thou smaller, and needs opening up by CNC for big bore 200's and 250's 3.68" bore. If you can find them, modify them to clear the pistons, then well and good. One easy opt...
by xctasy
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Possible boosting, need guidance
Replies: 43
Views: 652

Re: Possible boosting, need guidance

I like pmuller9's advice. If you take it, you'll always get a huge head start. The placement of a turbo with great AR ratio of 0.63 ( the 132 hp Carb Turbo 2.3 for 79 to 82 had a better AR ratio than the 145, 175, 205 hp EFi 2.3 liters.) .....one of those turbos, on the cold side of the engine, fed ...
by xctasy
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Why do carbs seem to do better than EFI for MPGS on 300s?
Replies: 56
Views: 7256

Re: Why do carbs seem to do better than EFI for MPGS on 300s?

With respect, Wrong, even a 1bbl modified 67 200 can make over 105 rwhp, and Ak Miller used this kind of process to get 35.6 US Mpg out of a 1-bbl 1967 200 Mustang in the MobilGas Total Economy run. 55mph average. The accounts of others here are true. Both 1bbls and EFi get great mileage. Lasitters ...
by xctasy
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Why do carbs seem to do better than EFI for MPGS on 300s?
Replies: 56
Views: 7256

Re: Why do carbs seem to do better than EFI for MPGS on 300s?

That junk DNA that lean cruises at greater than 14.7 on the o2 sensor existed for a while on some bin EECIV definitions, but it was later deactivated, then removed. Federal mandates were flunted by Toyota (Air fuel ratios on EFi cars in the early 80s, 16.2:1) and Mopar (Electronic Lean Burn from 78 ...
by xctasy
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Why do carbs seem to do better than EFI for MPGS on 300s?
Replies: 56
Views: 7256

Re: Why do carbs seem to do better than EFI for MPGS on 300s?

The extra 30 hp the EFi Falcon gave the Cross flow took 3 mpg off the 62 mph fuel figures in 1985. The port 1986 EFi 5.0 lost hp and mpg over the 4bbl 1985 5.0 V8 Mustang. The 1978 to 1985 150 and 160 Bosch Ķ jetronic 2.8 Cologne used more fuel than the 1977 to 1981 138 hp 3.0 Essex V6 and made less...
by xctasy
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Possible boosting, need guidance
Replies: 43
Views: 652

Re: Possible boosting, need guidance

My 200 six at 160 hp carb needs are the same as your 300 six at 240 hp....duty cycle of a carb is high on a six cylinder engine with 1bbl seving 3 cylinders. I like the Ford Autolites and Motorcrafts. One 1.33 390 FE carb with 424 does great on a Chrysler 265 Hemi six on line with stock camshaft. 50...
by xctasy
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Why do carbs seem to do better than EFI for MPGS on 300s?
Replies: 56
Views: 7256

Re: Why do carbs seem to do better than EFI for MPGS on 300s?

Welcome Pathines! In terms of brake specific fuel consumption in pounds of gasoline per horsepower, many, many , many carb engines beat Mechanical Fuel Injection and EFi. This has been the case since the first EFi engines in the late 60s to current engines. Notible examples of great carb engines ver...
by xctasy
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Possible boosting, need guidance
Replies: 43
Views: 652

Re: Possible boosting, need guidance

The issues with blow through turbos is the same as draw throughs. Ford in 79 was way ahead of everyone with this. What royally screwed FoMoCo was the non standard non turbo carb parts, and those vacuum lines that took a dump from wear or bad service. The key good thing were the check valves and dioo...
by xctasy
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Possible boosting, need guidance
Replies: 43
Views: 652

Re: Possible boosting, need guidance

TB03XX= T03 with whatever fittings https://oi1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc501/xecute6/XCTASY/TB0355.jpg When Garret was AIResearch, it made air craft cabin blowers, its growth was small diesels, included nearly all Mercedes Benz TD's with some exceptions made by Audis KKK. The TB0302 was the first ...
by xctasy
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Possible boosting, need guidance
Replies: 43
Views: 652

Re: Possible boosting, need guidance

Ford had access to a lot more technology than people realised. In our modern control systems area, people raise a bunch of "nice to haves". Primary importance is to have a boosted engine run with the correct air fuel ratio, and without too little advance to cause fuel economy loss, and not...
by xctasy
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Possible boosting, need guidance
Replies: 43
Views: 652

Re: Possible boosting, need guidance

For the turbo, all parts are in service. Firewwod feels like it heats twice as much if you fetch it yourself.....I'm doing a 3.3 2-bbl Carb turbo kit! http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthread.php?92600-Carb-Turbo-M81-Mclaren-ready-to-start-after-15-years!/page10 FWIW if anyone is searching for these t...
by xctasy
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Possible boosting, need guidance
Replies: 43
Views: 652

Re: Possible boosting, need guidance

How people do a turbo is up to them. Kirkaleen143's https://oi1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc501/xecute6/DEAN-PC/Pictures/kirkallensbroncoSixturboDSC01704.jpg https://oi1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc501/xecute6/DEAN-PC/Pictures/kirkallensbroncoSixturboDSC01639.jpg https://oi1215.photobucket.com/album...
by xctasy
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Attic Anglia - My Latest Project
Replies: 105
Views: 15577

Re: Attic Anglia - My Latest Project

What he said... :D I converted from the two-piece shaft to the aluminum CV unit. Longer driveshafts generally have a lower critical speed, aluminum helps raise that a bit. Police shafts are certified for higher RPM. The Crown Vic shaft was the correct length for my combination of parts. I only spea...
by xctasy
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Ak Miller's 200 six Turbo Kit
Replies: 3
Views: 1348

Re: Ak Miller's 200 six Turbo Kit

The taller 9.469" deck of the 250 vs the 7.83" of the 144/170/200 allowed Ak Miller some other options with the TC-1 and turbo position Here are some pictures I found https://oi1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc501/xecute6/DEAN-PC/Pictures/AkMillarEnterprisesAME400250FordturboandTC-1contoller4...
by xctasy
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Possible boosting, need guidance
Replies: 43
Views: 652

Re: Possible boosting, need guidance

Item No 2. Novi/ Paxton Power hat for the Item No 1 2-bbl Holley 500 cfm You can have it cromed so the Alien Motorship knows where to land... https://oi1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc501/xecute6/XCTASY/paxtonpowerhat_000.jpg https://oi1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc501/xecute6/XCTASY/paxtonpowerhat8pm...
by xctasy
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Attic Anglia - My Latest Project
Replies: 105
Views: 15577

Re: Attic Anglia - My Latest Project

mech rick, I'm shamelessly jacking this fabulous thread by asking what about a crown vic driveline is important enough to put in ur sig? is there something we need to know about on this? my apologies to FTF for this minor detour. P71 police spec 135 mph capable aluminum drive shaft that didnt end u...
by xctasy
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Possible boosting, need guidance
Replies: 43
Views: 652

Re: Possible boosting, need guidance

Don't ever use an HEI. Use a rebuilt Duraspark II with a spare P/N D5TZ-12A112B, Motorcraft DU-5-A stator asy. Also known as dist pickup coil. Has 3 wire connector. For operation of the Duraspark II in a turbo, follow this CoupeBoy link. https://www.fordsix.com/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=78616&p=6...
by xctasy
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Possible boosting, need guidance
Replies: 43
Views: 652

Re: Possible boosting, need guidance

I use no power valve, no managed boost retard, and nothing but a stock Bosch Ford Duraspark( 1980 to 1985 German Cologne, Aussie Ford/Holden/Chrysler 60 series Bosch disributor with the Dodge six cylinder truck rotor). Holdens 198y-87 RB 3.0ET, Nissans 280Zx-T, the 300ZX Turbo, the Datsun Bluebird T...
by xctasy
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Possible boosting, need guidance
Replies: 43
Views: 652

Re: Possible boosting, need guidance

IMHO, School boy Bort62 asked the most intelligent questions. I've done customer Quality Assurance here for 17 years and other places for 34 years. Routine complaints. In 2001, I said a naturally aspirated 200 could make 250hp net with three stock Ford 1-bbl carbs. I was wrong. A little Aussie 1961 ...
by xctasy
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Possible boosting, need guidance
Replies: 43
Views: 652

Re: Possible boosting, need guidance

StarDiero75 , don't dishonner the Ford with a Cheep attitude. Understand the engineering compromises, and fix them. Don't be the diC|< head who says he wants 400 but only gets 200 rwhp because his injectors are in the wrong spot, the air box doesn't have enough air flow. Ak Miller said it best. htt...
by xctasy
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Possible boosting, need guidance
Replies: 43
Views: 652

Re: Possible boosting, need guidance

I'm thinking its maybe a bit too much for me to do to turbo my 200. I don't have a welder to do my own pipes, and it sounds like theres a little more to this than just getting larger jets, even for just 6psi. Thank you guys for all your input, but i think NA is the way to go for now. But when i get...
by xctasy
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Attic Anglia - My Latest Project
Replies: 105
Views: 15577

Re: Attic Anglia - My Latest Project

Tonight I installed the cam. It is a Crane H-272-2 - the same cam I run in my Willys (thanks SRUSNAK for the cam - we miss your input here). Everything came out pretty nominal - .005" axial end play (.002 - .006 is spec), .0025" - .0035" cam gear backlash (.001 - .007 is spec), 107 d...
by xctasy
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Dialing in a new DS2
Replies: 32
Views: 889

Re: Dialing in a new DS2

:idea: Its most likely the single idle jet of the 5200 or 32/36 Weber carb. Lopsided idle mixture uneven to all six cylinders, and very poor economy because of the idle circuit not feeding the engine makes a huge lean igntion issue which people try to prop up with other jetting changes. Primary and ...
by xctasy
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Possible boosting, need guidance
Replies: 43
Views: 652

Re: Possible boosting, need guidance

If you'd like to run a header exhaust, then run a 2300 Turbo Carb Mustang cross over and put the turbo on a bracket of the rocker cover on the driver side with a reconditioned T03 60 Garret off a carb turbo 79 to 80 Mustang. It is abke to make 230 hp at 12 psi boost on EFi engines; its effectively t...
by xctasy
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Possible boosting, need guidance
Replies: 43
Views: 652

Re: Possible boosting, need guidance

Ak Miller kept boost below 9 pounds, and avoided Hobs Switches or major boost referencing. Under 9 psi of boost, you dont really need it, but you can get a disphram fuel pump to make 10.5 psi, and use a Malplasi to drop pressure to the carb. In actual detail, the later 2bbl 2150E Motorcraft has a bo...
by xctasy
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Possible boosting, need guidance
Replies: 43
Views: 652

Re: Possible boosting, need guidance

Really bad advice predomintes. http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthread.php?187739-81-fairmont-2dr-sedan&p=1910126#post1910126 [QUOTE=xctasy;1910094]Simplification of the tragically complicated EGR, AIR, Carb and AC kicker and twin cat exhaust wont make a jot of difference to a 200 acceleration ra...
by xctasy
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Sleeving a 200
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Sleeving a 200

dooo it. :P
by xctasy
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Part Interchangeability
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Re: Part Interchangeability

Check long and short nose three bolt water pumps. One is 4 inches, the other later one is 4-1/2 inches like the four bolt 250 water pump. Fans differ to suit the ancillary drive; so do pulleys. Crank pulleys on the 250 wont fit 200s. Rickwrench is da mayn on how to repurpose the long snout Fox 78 to...
by xctasy
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 Cylinder Head Machining Opinions
Replies: 31
Views: 660

Re: 200 Cylinder Head Machining Opinions

This is 1bad6t's, from the Maverick forum, saved on the FEP Emissions calibration pages.

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by xctasy
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 Cylinder Head Machining Opinions
Replies: 31
Views: 660

Re: 200 Cylinder Head Machining Opinions

1. Blank off the EGR by removing the whole valve, and place one of these hand made metal plates over it. Use the existing gasket as a template to seal it. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/xecute/DSC02303.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/xecute/DSC02304.jpg This how the 1976 yo 2004 N...
by xctasy
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 Cylinder Head Machining Opinions
Replies: 31
Views: 660

Re: 200 Cylinder Head Machining Opinions

https://www.fordsix.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=77253&p=594656&hilit=e0+head#p594656 ponikorjaamo's EGR was blanked off http://www.ponikorjaamo.com/ti80/holley1946/holley1946_16.jpg So they 1. swapped the postion of the vacuum tee, and 2. got the integrated EGR port which was another reason ...
by xctasy
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 Cylinder Head Machining Opinions
Replies: 31
Views: 660

Re: 200 Cylinder Head Machining Opinions

Right on man! Looks like you're set up for a weber. I set mine up for a holley/autolite on my E0 head. What did the guy do for a cover for the EGR part of the intake? Thats where mine has the aluminum plate on the side https://www.fordsix.com/download/file.php?id=4065&t=1 https://www.fordsix.co...
by xctasy
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250CID Custom Adjustable Timing Gear Danger?
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: 250CID Custom Adjustable Timing Gear Danger?

The heavy duty roller timing gear isnt needed if you need less than 150 pounds open. The early or late kit is your choice. FalconSedanDelivery ran 14s with the early chain and gearset. Just be aware that your cam timing might not be perfectly set, and dont let a few degrees out break your sanity. Mi...
by xctasy
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Blow by?
Replies: 42
Views: 876

Re: Blow by?

See Asa and Frankenstangs air cleaner and PCV swaps :wink:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=76871&p=591664&hilit=YF+CARTER#p591664
by xctasy
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Blow by?
Replies: 42
Views: 876

Re: Blow by?

Use the search function and get pictures. Any time someone discusses removing Clean Air Act stuff, they make it hard for themseives, not easy. This stuff has been around since 1962, with BIG spikes in new emissions plumbing 1969, 1973, 1975, and 1980. The huge advances in EFi has removed a large chu...
by xctasy
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Blow by?
Replies: 42
Views: 876

Re: Blow by?

No, they were just quick examples above. Don't get target fixation. What is said and read is more important than what is seen in this instance. Here's the rundown. An Australian 76-82 or Sweedish market 1983 Pinto 2000 engine for the Granada, Sierra Cortina, Tanuas, Capri, P-100 had the IIRC, 1973 U...
by xctasy
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Blow by?
Replies: 42
Views: 876

Re: Blow by?

All 32/36 and Fords with the 5200 or feedback 6200 HW had a spring loaded baffel in the block mounted vapor canister. There were calibration differences in the float, well tube, and in European Pinto Cortina/Capri engines, they had a Jeep Wrangler style bleedback to the fuel tank. All of this has be...
by xctasy
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Blow by?
Replies: 42
Views: 876

Re: Blow by?

The words "closed PCV system": means the kind that follows the Fox and 1975 Granada/Maverick/small till 1977 Early Bronco. The specifics of that system is the rocker cover baffle and the rear filler and front under carb PCV tee. It does a similar job to the Pinto closed PCV system with its...
by xctasy
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Flexplate Bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 278

Re: Flexplate Bolts

Caterpiller D9 21 thread per inch 7/16 bolts....but they have to be the right length or your rope or poly mainseal will get crucified.

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by xctasy
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Blow by?
Replies: 42
Views: 876

Re: Blow by?

A closed PCV system was used in the 1972 to 1974 US , 1972 Canadian and 1976-1982 Australian Pinto OHC 2000 engined cars. With a 5200 Holley Weber or Weber 32/36 DGAV. The float, air correctors and emulsion or well tubes cope 100 % with s closed PCV. The Sweedish adopted the US 1972 emmissions in 19...
by xctasy
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap
Replies: 13
Views: 354

Re: Head swap

:bang: Not c8, but C9.

Head C9DE-6090-M, which is a 1969 200 or 250. That was where the dog log started to get bigger.

Yeah, that DO on 170's was for sure the start of the best small chambers :thumbup:
by xctasy
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Head swap
Replies: 13
Views: 354

Re: Head swap

The ports flow better one the C8 and C9 heads. The closed chamber C3 head is restricted in port area, bur has a 52 cc chamber.The later heads come in at about 59 to 60 ccs. Once youve had it decked 40 thou and if you use a Victor Reinź composite gssket, you should gain more airflow with the 1.6 inch...
by xctasy
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250CID Custom Adjustable Timing Gear Danger?
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: 250CID Custom Adjustable Timing Gear Danger?

Offset keys can and do shear off with disastorous results. The 250 stock chain has enough issues without adding a sheared key to the list. In everyway, the changes made the 250 US engine a nasty retrograde step. Be carefull if you are loading it up on valve gear. If the keyway shears, the rod and ca...
by xctasy
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250CID Custom Adjustable Timing Gear Danger?
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: 250CID Custom Adjustable Timing Gear Danger?

Re machining a new keyway at a new spot helps performance, but it has a very short span and is not deep enough, and will shear under the stress of a valve soring with more than 150 psi at wide open. Its not a performance part in any way, hape or form because Ford didnt want to cut the crank snout ba...
by xctasy
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 200 Cylinder Head Machining Opinions
Replies: 31
Views: 660

Re: 200 Cylinder Head Machining Opinions

Chad rocks. See https://fordsix.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=74545&p=574268&hilit=200+head#p574268 Buying used has risks, and results vary. Blaming others for collatoral damage can happen if a head gets cracked due to "life". Hotvega 73 and his daughter Jeni Jones have fine reputati...

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