Looking for BBC rectangle port/open chamber heads

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« on: September 13, 2010, 12:48:47 AM »
I live in San Diego and am looking for a set of good cast iron BBC rectangle port/open chamber heads. I don't want to spend 2k on aluminum heads.


Thanks, Gordon


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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2010, 07:26:06 AM »
 I have two sets 1 gen 5 and 1 set 990's . What do you need. 990's are $800.. Gen 5 $ 600.00  If your interested give me a call  626 627-3999

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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2010, 10:18:41 PM »
Are they ready to install?
What's the difference between the two?

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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2010, 07:40:17 AM »
 Yes their ready to install. 990's were just gone thru by r&d marine. do you have a Mark 4 block or a gen 5. Gen 5 blocks only have 6 bolts on the timing cover.Gen 5 heads will work on a mark 4 but mark 4 heads don't work on a gen 5  i have been told.

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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2010, 03:20:59 PM »
I have a set of bare 990's in SD if you're still looking.  Clean the seats up and you're ready to go.

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« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2010, 06:23:45 PM »
I don't know a lot about BBC engines, so bare with me.  What are 990 heads?

My block is an older 4 bolt main truck block with the two piece rear seal.

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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2010, 09:53:09 PM »
I don't know a lot about BBC engines, so bare with me.  What are 990 heads?

My block is an older 4 bolt main truck block with the two piece rear seal.

Gordy,,, the "990" is the GM casting number for the performance open chamber rectangular port heads.  They were later superseded by a "188" casting number that was supposed to be an improved casting with the same or similar flow characteristics. 

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« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2010, 10:19:30 PM »
Ok, thanks for the education.
The gen 5 heads will work on my block also.
Do your prices include shipping?

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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2010, 10:23:34 PM »
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« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2010, 12:30:39 AM »
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« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2010, 06:26:49 PM »
 Shipping NIC. But i can probably get them to escondito or meet you part way. Im in West Covina

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« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2010, 11:11:22 AM »
Thanks for the replies, but since i have found out this weekend the entire engine is junk, I think I am gonna put a Ford in it.

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« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2010, 08:18:34 PM »
I have two sets 1 gen 5 and 1 set 990's . What do you need. 990's are $800.. Gen 5 $ 600.00  If your interested give me a call  626 627-3999

are the 990s still available?? im building an engine for my tahiti and would like these heads for this project. let me know.

thanks.
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« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2010, 06:50:43 AM »
 Still have them. you can call me at 626 627-3999

 


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