VW Cylinder Head - for 85.5mm - Dual Port - Complete

VW Cylinder Head - for 85.5mm - Dual Port - Complete

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  • Brand New VW Cylinder Head - Not Rebuilt
  • Sold Individually - 2 Cylinder heads are required for your engine
  • Dual Port Intake - The most common setup for new engines. If you don't have a dual port intake manifold already, you will need to purchase one if you currently have single port heads.
  • Machined for 85.5 or 87mm Pistons - Standard sized pistons for 1600cc or 1641cc VW engines
  • Includes 35mm Intake Valves & 32mm Exhaust Valves in 8mm Bronze Valve Guides
  • Works for both Carburetor and Fuel Injected Engines
  • Complete Heads come with the intake and exhaust guides and seats pre-installed. The valves, springs, retainers and clips are installed as well.

Are you looking to replace a cracked cylinder head on your 1600 or 1641cc engine?

These brand-new, complete VW cylinder heads fit 1500 & 1600cc Type 1 based VW engines and are machined for 85.5 (1600cc) or 87mm (1641cc) pistons and cylinders. The head comes complete with the with 35mm intake vales, 32mm exhaust valves and 8mm bronze valve guides set and pre-installed.

These are dual port heads and will only work with dual port intake manifolds. If you are replacing single port heads, and planning on using a stock carburetor (30PICT-1 or 34PICT-3), you will need to purchase a dual port intake manifold. If you have a fuel injected vehicle, the cylinder head has a drilled and tapped fuel injection head temp sensor hole so they will work on fuel injected cars as well.

The VW dual port head was originally used on 1971 through 1974 VW Beetles & Karmann Ghias, 1971 Type 2 Bus Models and 1973 to 1974 Things. This head will fit any VW Type 1 based engines that uses 85.5mm or 87mm Pistons & Cylinders and dual port carbureted intake manifolds. The cylinder opening in the head is roughly 94.5mm.

Alt PNs: 043-101-355, 98-1356-B

Please Note: The volume of the combustion chamber can vary as we source these heads from multiple manufacturers depending on availability. Typically, the heads will vary anywhere from 50 to 65cc, which is why it is good practice to always verify the heads and deck height when building an engine to reach the desired compression ratio.

California Prop 65 Warning: Cancer and Reproductive Harm
Please Note:The information listed below is for stock, unmodified VW's manufactured for sale in the US. VW's are commonly modified and very often parts from another year VW may have been installed on your car. California Pacific JBugs is not responsible for any errors if your car has been modified in any way.
VW Beetle
1954 - 1977
1954 - 1963
1964 - 1977
1954 - 1970
VW Super Beetle
1971 - 1975
1971 - 1979
VW Karmann Ghia
1956 - 1974
1957 - 1974
VW Type II (Bus)
1955 - 1979
Single Cab
1955 - 1979
Double Cab
1958 - 1979
1981 - 1982
VW Type 3
1962 - 1973
1962 - 1973
1966 - 1973
VW Thing
1973 - 1974
Castings and suppliers on stock dual port heads does vary but in our experience, we find that most stock dual port heads nowadays have 52-54cc combustion chambers. This number combined with the deck height will help in setting up the engine compression ratio.


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