Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: southwest lower Michigan
Re: Thoughts on AFR 210's (pics)
Maybe get some better pictures of that bad chamber?? The less damaged chambers look like a simple .020" mill would fix 95% of that, leaving just a little hand work in the chamber..
As to the bad chamber, it doesn't look as damaged as you might think if you blow the pic up big....some of what looks like big dents on the intake side large quench pad is impacted aluminum from what was probably a busted hyper piston stuck on the surface there sticking up and hammered to the surface at gasket thickness, and possibly an .040-.050 mill cut would clear it all up, leaving just the hand work in the chambers which don't look very bad.
Doesn't look like welding is needed, valves and seats don't look hurt so maybe just a valve job, some milling, and some hand smoothing and equalizing in all the chambers would have you into a nice set of heads for $1200-1300 outlay, noting that they come with $320 worth of rocker arms with them.
Depends on ow much hand work you want to do....if you were willing to do the hand finishing, I'd say offer $800 and if he says no walk away. At that price, even if they prove too bad to fix, you've got the rockers and all the parts to fill a set of bare castings cheaply.
viability comes down to whether yo have to pay someone else to do all the work or not.