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Old 08-03-2006, 08:27 PM
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Unhappy 2.3 aluminum head

Is there such an article? Is it aftermarket or production? I sometimes wonder why I am fussing with this thing, the OHC is the only modern part of the design, depending on the computer/turbo to get any form of performance on a mundane engine...
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I believe there is, but they're designed for racing, not sure how well it would work on the street. You could contact Esslinger engineering, they even show them in pics on their website but say thay don't sell heads over the Internet, so you have to talk to them by phone:

http://www.esslingeracing.com/

Here's another interesting solution:

http://www.merkurtech.com/merkurtech...es/item045.php
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Esslinger makes two aluminum heads, one for all out racing, and a less costly one as a replacement head for the 2.3 turbo's.

The Rapido Group also has an aluminum head as replacement for the 2.3 turbo's. It is a little more expensive than the Esslinger the last time I checked. It may even be the Esslinger head.

Modifying the Volvo head to fit the 2.3 isn't worth the time and effort involved as the results aren't that great. jd
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Many thanks for the info, guys, just the thing I was looking for. I think if I was to install a Volvo head, I may just as well throw in the rest of the engine as well...

I think I better pay down my Mastercard before I call Esslinger about their head!

Thanks again.
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