new 6/06/03 - thanks to Jim Merriman & Bob Fijal, update 6/9/03
News from our old friend Bob Fijal, who reports that Autozone has V8SHO heads for sale.
The heads cost $988.99 each with a $125 core charge. They are complete heads with cams and such. Here are the part numbers:
Are they welded or pined? - I don't know?
Are they actually available or just listed? - I don't know?
How long does it take to get them? - I don't know?
Warranty ? - I don't know?
Typically a cam failure involves several bent valves, a head rebuild, and a bad cam. This might work out for some folks cheaper than a replacement engine.
If you have a damaged piston this would not be a total solution.
If anyone tries this and can fill in details, please let me know.
Tim, I called my local Autozone and they confirmed they do have the heads as Bob has informed. They told me that there is a 1 year warranty on the heads.
Sorry, I checked this out a few months back. This is the head only, no cams, no valves.
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