The whole kit is is being sold all separately in at least 5 different auctions- head - valve covers - cylinders+pistons - carbs - exhaust. Makes it kinda stressful for the bidders I bet. eBay - 8 valve head
Not much good without the cylinder. It does not fit any Triumph cylinder. Stock valves are 7mm without hard chrome or black diamond coating. You should change to XR200 valves with 5.5mm stems. Also missing the exhaust clamps specific to the head on this auction: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Triumph-Rickman-Nourish-Weslake-8-valve-head-N-O-S-RARE-exhaust-pipes-73mm-/262897902261?hash=item3d35efa2b5:g:VzEAAOSwdGFYyuSW Cylinder and pistons here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Triumph-Rickman-Nourish-Weslake-8-valve-head-N-O-S-RARE-exhaust-pipes-73mm-/262897929548?hash=item3d35f00d4c:g:vc8AAOSw4A5Yyut0 The case holes at the tappet blocks have to be elongated because the tappet blocks tilt outward rather than inward on the stock Triumph. I believe these were before Nourish. I think Westlake manufactured these for Rickman. After Rickman went out of business Westlake put their name on the valve covers. Currently, 12/3, bidding on all parts up to $1858.54.
Spot on Mr Madigan, That's an old head, the engine was 688cc when running that setup for Rickman. Made by Westlake before they made and marketed their own. B. Jones had one of the first of those in an outfit about '68 i think. The real quick ones also had bronze skulls fitted with bigger valves. May as well get a new one from Nourish if you want to go that way.
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Ah, Nick, to the point as always ! A n d , yes, D Madigan. Nourish offered a kit that would " bolt on " to T140. Thats how I would have liked go on my " longest rebuild in history ". Shortage of shekals, dontcha know ! By the way, WESLAKE, not WesTlake !
Bill Curry was the Weslake outfit rider to watch, but he had reliability problems with them, look at his TT record.
Quite a few blokes were using just the head on Triumph bottom ends over the years but i never really looked to see how it was achieved. N Hall-Smith raced a very successful Triton in the classic series late 80's early 90's against tridents and nortons and won the 750 class more than once. He used a Weslake head. Like a lot of good riders though, he wasn't scared of coming out in the wet, whereas a lot of the Trident blokes were scared they would go rusty.