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Old 05-25-2004, 09:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Any recommendations on head work in DFW?

I want to start doing a little research so when I'm ready for cams I can have the heads tweaked. Any recommendations for an indy shop or machine shop that does good work on TC heads? It would be good if they could do a turn key package, heads and gear drive cams without raking me over the coals. Any suggestions?

Thanks ahead of time,
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Old 05-27-2004, 08:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Call Dean at D&S Performance 214.321.0800. He races Harleys and all work is done in-house.
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Old 05-28-2004, 08:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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lots of good porters out there. Hillside Cycle, Head Quarters, Dave Mackie, Bishop Performance, Branch, etc. Put "Harley head porting" or other keywords into search engine and you will get a bunch of good info. Go with guys with good rep as you can actually lose power with bad ported heads if someone doesn't know what they are doing.
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Old 05-28-2004, 10:36 AM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks for the info guys
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Old 05-29-2004, 10:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Turn Key packages

I'm not sure how much money you were looking to spend but I found the Branch Flowmentrics service to be a good value for me....and they can sell you a complete matching kit including: Ported and polished heads (very nice work), matching port shaped J&E pistons with 10.5:1 comp, and chain or gear drive cam kits that were designed to branch specs to work with their head porting. I did the Heads ($840.00) and pistons ($250.00) which came to less investment than many aftermarket performance heads alone...including S&S, Edelbrock, and Delcron. Check out their web site for more info <www.branchflowmetrics.com>I for one am a satisfied customer.
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Old 05-30-2004, 01:35 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I got the #'s of a couple gals in that area that do pretty good "headwork" if you know what I mean....LOL
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Old 05-30-2004, 08:58 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I kind of had the same questions.

I spoke to Dean over at D&S here in Dallas. Way cool fella and seems to know his way around a harley. He said he could do the head work I needed for my intended build for around $500. But I think the job would retain the stock exhaust valve.

How does a regular headjob compare to Short Block Charie's scottsman hop up. His work of porting, polishing, opening up the valves, recutting the valve seats and new vlaves for $250 seems great. I am not going HC, but am hoping to stay just under 10:1.

On the other end all together, Branch seems to have a unique system as well.

I am just trying to figure out the best route. Local, Short Block Charlie or Branch/S&S or the like.

Oh, I will take the numbers for the local gals you know too. Might as well get a headjob while I am getting a head job.

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Old 05-30-2004, 10:15 AM   #8 (permalink)
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If I take those other headjob numbers I won't have any money left over to get my WG a headjob.... a lot of these DFW gals will suck your wallet dry too! LOL

Again, thanks fellas, I'll do some digging. Ride safe!
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Old 05-31-2004, 07:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Take a look here http://www.johnsonenginetechnology.com/index.html . I had then do my Dyna when I had it. Pricey but the results speak for themselves.
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Old 06-07-2004, 02:40 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Stage 3 Head Work

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Originally Posted by rpbrock
I want to start doing a little research so when I'm ready for cams I can have the heads tweaked. Any recommendations for an indy shop or machine shop that does good work on TC heads? It would be good if they could do a turn key package, heads and gear drive cams without raking me over the coals. Any suggestions?

Thanks ahead of time,
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I had nrhs performance do my headwork. You can check them out at www.nrhsperformance.com . I have 2001 sportster sport with .536" lift screaming eagle cams, dual plugged buell high flow thunderstorm heads, jims hydrosolid tappets, s&s adjustable pushrods and roller rocker arms, screaming eagle ignition module and coil. I also purchased the 1250cc kit that nrhs has to offer. I have only broke my motor in to 500mi. I can absolutely feel the extra torque it has. I have felt more speed and horsepower also. The torque gain is huge though. I have not dynoed it yet but I plan to as soon as I can. The price was huge though. I paid alot of money. One thing that I like with there stage three work is that they engineered a computer program where they type in all the parts you have and it makes the cnc machine port exactly how the program finds the flow and combustion will be ideal. They do use premium parts and that is where the cost is. They do other harleys not just sportys.
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Old 06-07-2004, 10:38 AM   #11 (permalink)
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On another forum I asked a question concerning taking my bike to SBC in Phoenix. One of the posters (who works for SBC) wrote that if I did not want to make the trip from Houston to Phoenix, I could take my motorcycle to Piper Performance in North Richland Hills. The gentleman from SBC wrote that Piper Performance installs a lot of their (SBC's) 95" kits.

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