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A Series Head comparison
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SubmitterFandatstickMore Photos from Fandatstick   Last Update2009/10/19 11:29    Tell a friendTell a friend
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Head comparison.

mm A12 GX    H89 (A14/A15) A12 Round Port
Inlet port 39 X 30    35 X 29        27.5 X 26
Exhaust port 28 X 26    28 X 26        27 X 26
Inlet valves 35    37        35
Exhaust valves 29    30        29
Combustion
chamber depth 13    8*        10
Comments *H89 Head has been planed.  
Others are Unmolested.  All Ports appear standard castings

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ddgonzal
Posted: 2009/10/24 18:30  Updated: 2009/10/24 18:30
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 Re: A Series Head comparison

Next photo

See comments in the next photo. It appears to be an A12T head instead of a GX head.

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Fandatstick
Posted: 2009/10/25 10:31  Updated: 2009/10/25 10:31
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 Re: A Series Head comparison
Meant also to mention a key difference between the H89 and the 'GX' is that GXs appear to have no water gallery above the Inlet ports (giving potential for even greater downporting than what they already have).

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ddgonzal
Posted: 2009/10/26 1:33  Updated: 2009/10/26 1:37
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 Re: A Series Head comparison
Yes, GX and A12T heads feature a high roof port, the ports are much bigger than the A14/A15 heads including H89. There's no room to port an A14 head this big although it can get close.

Occasionally someone will weld and recut an A14 head like this: