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 Post subject: Alexander 7 port auction
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:09 pm 

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Worth a look?

PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:19 pm 

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A 7 port aluminum head is available in the US....not the same as the one listed on E Bay...however, I have heard that the performance of these heads isn't much better than a typical 5 port set up.
The Alexander head may be a lot better than the US heads....anyone have experience with a 7 port engine!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:43 pm 
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The Alex 7 port was designed for a small bore A series engine. It did work very well on them & was certainly a big improvement over anything the factory came up with.

As I have said dozens of times before, these heads died a death because the factory came out with the large bore engine that was all round an improvement on ANY small bore unit.

The extra expense of an Alexander 7 port head could not be justified in period once the better large bore units were available.

Having said the above, the Alex 7 port works well on mildly tuned 1300's I used on on my Moke & the performance was surprisingly good for an otherwise bog standard engine.

The ebay one looked like a good buy as it came with 2 sets of rockers, these were always the heads Achilles heel.

The Alex head is nothing like any of the 7 port heads available today.

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