Any Reason to Cut Off the Head Stay on an E Head??

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Any Reason to Cut Off the Head Stay on an E Head??

Postby Jason » 09:12 pm Jun 26 2012

I bought a used head off eBay that turned out to be an E model head with the head stay cut off. Part of the coolant elbow on top is ground down. It looks like the guy wanted clearance. He had some parts from a hybrid he was parting out, but I did not realize what I was buying.

What would the E model engine have gone into that it needed the head stay cut off and grinding done?

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Any Reason to Cut Off the Head Stay on an E Head??

Postby Slick_Nick » 10:13 pm Jun 26 2012

Pretty much most hybrid builds do not make use of the headstay.
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Re: Any Reason to Cut Off the Head Stay on an E Head??

Postby marrk_us » 01:59 am Jun 27 2012

Had to take it off on my 90 kx hybrid
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Any Reason to Cut Off the Head Stay on an E Head??

Postby Jason » 06:41 pm Jun 27 2012

Thanks for the info guys. I guess I just need to sell it. I don't see myself building an E hybrid.
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