1973 Mercedes Benz 230

BPE modified 1973 Mercedes Benz 230 head with welded up port
dividers and custom made "Thin Stem Valve" valve guides.

Deck surface showing high compression welded chambers.

 

   

Before                                                                      After     
Before and after views of chambers that were welded and reshaped for greater
airflow and higher compression. Note custom smaller diameter valve guides.

 

         

Before                                                                      After     
Before and after views of intake & exhaust ports showing welded up divider walls.
Intake manifold ports were also separated and exhaust headers were fitted to vehicle.

 

Stock valves with large stem diameters (9 MM intake & 11 MM exhaust) are
shown with custom "Thin Stem" (8 MM) replacement valves in center. These
went along with custom made valve guides and valve spring retainers.

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