New AEG312 block and the AEG163 heads?

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Re: New AEG312 block and the AEG163 heads?

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Re: New AEG312 block and the AEG163 heads?

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So if Mini spares are making the thick flange block there would be a market for making the thin flange block as it could be used for 970,1071 and 1275.

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Lakeland997 wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:45 am
And here:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283653370600
That's expensive!

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Re: New AEG312 block and the AEG163 heads?

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Looking at casting price and machining on this I believe that we would be looking at a price of circa £1200 per head on this.

does this hold up as far as expectations?

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Just as a rough comparison, around £700 was what I paid retail for an rebuilt AEG163 head, fully machined and built up with new valves, double springs, and hardened valve seats fitted a couple of years ago. https://www.minimania.com/part/AEG163-RB. Retail on a machined bare AEG312 block cost me about the same last year. https://www.7ent.com/products/cooper-s- ... g312u.html

Obviously both these were pre-used parts rather than new, professionally refurbished back to a usable condition, but I figured they may be useful as a guide price.

For what it’s worth, I’d have happily paid well over these prices for new items, if they had been available at the time. Modern Aluminium clones of the original large-valve heads retail at about double what I paid for used, so I think you’re in the right ball-park in terms of cost for a bare casting.

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iain1967s wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:17 pm
Just as a rough comparison, around £700 was what I paid retail for an rebuilt AEG163 head, fully machined and built up with new valves, double springs, and hardened valve seats fitted a couple of years ago.
That’d be mega cheap over here. A decent 163 complete head that’s not been gone through would cost more than that.

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Saw a few 163’s sell well over a 1000 in the last few weeks

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A bare unused 163 head appeared very briefly on bookface on Friday night for £325. Agreed a deal with postage and asked for his PayPal, he then said his phone was going mad and he’d sold it elsewhere.

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Re: New AEG312 block and the AEG163 heads?

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iain1967s wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:17 pm
Just as a rough comparison, around £700 was what I paid retail for an rebuilt AEG163 head, fully machined and built up with new valves, double springs, and hardened valve seats fitted a couple of years ago. https://www.minimania.com/part/AEG163-RB. Retail on a machined bare AEG312 block cost me about the same last year. https://www.7ent.com/products/cooper-s- ... g312u.html

Obviously both these were pre-used parts rather than new, professionally refurbished back to a usable condition, but I figured they may be useful as a guide price.

For what it’s worth, I’d have happily paid well over these prices for new items, if they had been available at the time. Modern Aluminium clones of the original large-valve heads retail at about double what I paid for used, so I think you’re in the right ball-park in terms of cost for a bare casting.
MM needs a good core so I suppose not a mega deal..

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I didn’t have a core, so I just paid the $100 surcharge when I bought mine outright from them.

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