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    Thread: SPA X Flow Cylinder head

    1. 07-23-2017 04:05 PM #1
      Just enquiring whether anyone is is going to use one of the SPA X Flow heads?

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    3. 07-26-2017 02:52 PM #2
      Come on fellas there must be someone!

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      07-27-2017 02:53 PM #3
      If I pick up another mk1 I'd like get one and build a crazy 8v with crazy high compression and ITBs. It looks promising to me.. I'd be willing/want to give one a shot.
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      An approximate Tim Taylor quote; "If you didn't build it yourself, it's not really yours".
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    6. 07-28-2017 10:09 AM #4
      Seems weird that they use 8mm valve stems. If I would be redesigning a head, 8mm would not be the target number I would choose.

    7. 07-30-2017 04:48 PM #5
      Ive bought one and i can understand a little regarding valve strength but im going to convert mine to 7mm stem valves due to i wont be using funny fuels,really big lift cam or high revs and quality of valves available i dont think it will be a problem for my application.Ive got to say im impressed with the quality of casting and overall finish.

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      05-29-2018 04:40 AM #6
      I'm considering buying the Spa head.
      Any reviews of this head? I'm really really curious at first hand impressions/ numbers/ results.
      Unfortunately it's out of stock at the moment, hopefully they got a new batch ready soon.

    9. 07-12-2020 07:32 AM #7
      Old topic. Meanwhile perhaps someone has experience to share regarding the 8v Spa X-flow aba head?
      Don't find reviews online...

    10. 07-12-2020 12:21 PM #8
      need some pics

    11. 07-12-2020 12:26 PM #9
      I looked into this just for curiosity and it appears that there needs a lot of machining for them to work. I does not appear ready to bolt on and go. I'm not a cross flow person but if I was, I certainly would look into this.

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      07-31-2020 02:22 PM #10
      Don't these require custom intake and exhaust manifolds?

      And what kind of flow numbers are they going to give over a ported ABA head?

      I doubt it would be worth the money, unless you were running forced induction.

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