Cosworth Vega blown head gasket

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Asked by IDVegaMan Apr 09, 2020 at 01:57 PM about the 1976 Chevrolet Vega

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 76 Cos. I just acquired.
Previous owner claimed it has a blown head gasket.
Is there a shop that specializes in Cosworths?
I assume this isn't you neighborhood parts store weekend type of repair.

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226,365

Your right about it being way more complex than a weekend repair. However any good certified shop should be able to handle the job, it’s the machine shop that might have the problem resurfacing the cosworth head. Here’s hoping the block checks good.

226,365

Your right about it being way more complex than a weekend repair. However any good certified shop should be able to handle the job, it’s the machine shop that might have the problem resurfacing the cosworth head. Here’s hoping the block checks good.

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304,035

If I am not mistaken the block was a standard Vega block with Cosworth internal parts. The head is the jewel of this engine which you want to take very good care of. I would not be surprised if a standard head gasket works.

304,035

https://www.hemmings.com/stories/article/1975-76-cosworth-vega

304,035

Try this site. www.cosworthvega.com

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Hey all thank you so much! Excellent feedback!

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