Zipper’s CNC Ported Stage III ThunderSport heads are the perfect choice for many engines with bore sizes from 3.875, 3.937”, 4.00 and 4.125 bores. This Stage III CNC ported head produce great power w high flow throttle body and other engine modifications This cylinder head is staple for many high performance engine builders with many years of development for Twin Cam® engine with displacement ranging from 95 to 117 cubic inches.

• Advanced port and valve designs works great with domed pistons
• Special ductile-iron step-lock valve guides
• 5/16” stem 1.900” / 1.630” stainless steel valves with severe duty coatings
• Performance valve springs for .580” lift standard* (*Optional springs available for higher lift applications)
• Fully machined 91cc** combustion chamber un-shrouds valves for increased flow (** 84cc on Twin Cooled® heads)
• Custom decked for your specific application
• Best quality workmanship and materials used
• Optional manual compression release machining available for non-ACR heads

After 5-axis CNC-porting is complete, we install and size Zipper’s super-concentric ductile-iron Step-Lock valve guides. Valve seats are machined with specially developed proprietary seat angles to accept oversized stainless steel valves treated with severe-duty coatings and flow-enhancing shapes. When full-radius seat and guide machining is complete, the head gasket surface is decked for combustion chamber CC requirements and trued for best possible gasket seal. Lastly, viton valve stem seals are installed and dual-coil performance valve springs are set up for your camshaft selection.

With the right combination of compression, camshaft, intake and exhaust choices, ThunderSport heads shine throughout the full RPM range, delivering the widest of powerbands. If your engine build includes domed pistons, larger throttle body, a “headwork required” camshaft and other related high performance components, this is the head for you! Zipper’s 1.900” Stage III ThunderSport CNC heads can easily position a 107” engine for triple-digit torque at 2000 RPM, with horsepower climbing past the 120 mark – using reasonable compression and today’s high-test pump gasoline.

Supply us with your piston dome volume and camshaft selection and we’ll calculate the final decking required for your desired cc volume/compression ratio. Contact us if you need assistance selecting the proper camshaft, piston compression volume and/or exhaust system for your application.

Processing time

Once the cores arrive at Zipper’s they are unboxed, and inspected for shipping damage. Then we review your job order sheet and other related documentation. Job sheets that have not been finalized before your cores arrived will take additional time to sort thru before the job is put into production. Once finalized, the cores will be disassembled, serialized then move into production. Turn around (Process time) varies depending on the time of the season and how long it takes to get your job sheet finalized. Because of the dedicated skilled labor at Zippers and the vast amount of capital equipment we get the work completed with the highest standard of quality with one of the best turnaround time in the industry.

Work is performed on your supplied head cores.

For our standard production heads Shop Time is approximately 15 business days (during peak season allow for additional time).  The below options will require additional time to process:

    • Custom Modifications
    • Custom Finishes
    • Require Thermal coatings
    • Needing Additional Repairs
    • Or other Non-Standard Work

Exchange heads may be available if the condition of your cores qualifies. The process to determine the condition of your cores is to ship your cores to Zippers for inspection.

You can also purchase heads outright (without supplying a core set). We will supply clean, reconditioned factory castings for your application – add part #517-015 to your order.

International Customers – Import duties are not required when shipping your castings for modification. Special low shipping rates are available for your cores; contact your sales representative for details.

Supply us with your piston volume and camshaft selection for final cc volume through decking.

Remove heads from engine, wash off oil and ship to Zipper’s as-is. Improper cleaning methods can actually do more harm than good; we suggest you allow us to properly prepare your heads for modification. Extreme care is taken during our preparation process to preserve component finishes. A small cleaning charge applies to heads sent in for modification.

*To ensure you enjoy a premium experience, Please fill out a Build Sheet/Job Order Sheet prior to completing an order on the website.
Click here for Zipper’s Build Sheet/Job Order Sheet

Not legal for sale or use in California on any pollution controlled motor vehicle.
Not legal for sale or use on any EPA pollution controlled motor vehicle.

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