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280 SE coupe Head
« on: February 05, 2015, 17:04:54 »
I need some help.


 I have a a low grill 280 SE coupe.  Thought that I had a bad head gasket.  Once the head was removed we found that a lot of previous welding had been done on the head as well as some damage.  Since I did do the work I don't know the quality of it.  Head casting # is 130 016 32 01.  Engine # 130.980-12-052555.  I do not want to rebuild it and find a weld is bad.


I am posting it here because this is where I found the tech info on the different heads and the interchangability.  I have found a head in a junk yard # 130 016 08 01.  I just want to confirm that this head will work on the above engine number.

Thanks in advance for your help.



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Re: 280 SE coupe Head
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2015, 04:51:37 »
Those two numbers should interchange just fine. Both are for the later style block.  I suspect that you are reconditioning the new head before you install it. Check for flatness and thickness before you begin.
Joe Alexander
Blacklick, Ohio
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Re: 280 SE coupe Head
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2015, 13:29:49 »
Thanks Joe,  That is the info I needed.  I bought an earlier head and found that I cannot use it.  I just wanted to make sure the "32" and the "08" will work on my block.  Yes we are going to redo the head.