My cousin has a race buggy with a water-cooled VW motor and he is switching over to an EcoTec. The engine has a complete Bertils cross-flow head with valve cover and intake with a single side-draft Weber 45 DCOE. Just wondering how much the head would be worth. Thanks.
Is this a head off one of the 10-built USF3 engines, or was it specially done by Bertils? Post more info on the specs.
I have no idea what that would be worth, but if this was off an USF3-spec motor, well, those complete motors used went for around 12 grand. I remember something like 3 grand just for the throttle body assembly's. So if this is one of the solid lifter AEG heads, it worth a LOT.
The head he is describing, it almost sounds like the heads they used on the 'special' 1600cc heads 30 years ago. Solid lifter capable of a comfy 10,000rpm redline. Which means, not only a stout head, but with enough flow capacity to make torque that high. NOT a street motor head, thats for sure, as its port flowed for maximum cfm up top and carrying a very large profile cam. (i.e. no bottom end)
Regardless, like stated, it's worth a lot to the right buyer. Anything Bertils is no joke. Very curious on the details and photos of the head.