Cylinder Head Services

Not Your Ordinary Machine Shop

Professional Cylinder Head Repair

Looking to build a race car and need cylinder head that can deal with a lot of abuse?  Maybe you just need your head(s) gone over by professionals to ensure long lasting durability?  We welcome all heads for all sorts of upgrades and repairs.  Our cylinder heads can be found in the engines of championship winning, record setting race and street cars.

Get in contact with us to discuss your cylinder head repair or upgrade needs!

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The end result of running a ported head with stock steel guides cut down on a turbo car. This is the #1 reason why Headgames Motorworks installs bronze valve guides with their intended full length in every ported head we do.

Be Part of Our Legendary Head Porting Program

Mastering the art of cylinder head porting is no simple task.  We’ve been porting heads since 1997!

In order to increase power you must be willing to think outside of the box, at HeadGames we aren’t afraid of change.  We continually grow our cylinder head programs on the flow bench, dyno, street and the race track.  We ensure that when you buy a HeadGames head you’re getting the best head that we can offer.

Trust the Headgames Motorworks team of high performance artisans to produce the gains you are seeking.  Whether it’s a street car that wants to take advantage of aftermarket bolt-ons like headers and a cam, or you’re an all out race car in need of the winning edge.   We work on them all!

Get a piece of that winning formula and get in contact with us today!

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Pocket Port/Pocket Port “R”

The HeadGames pocket port is a great budget friendly addition to any head, why do you ask?  A pocket port modifies the most important area of any cylinder head!

In order to pocket port the head we must remove the steel valve guides, we reshape and resize the area under the valve seat and short side radius, we open this to a certain percentage of the outer diameter of the valve.

After the port work we install bronze valve guides, we do this because they have a natural lubricity and take heat away from the valve (rumor has it that bronze valve guides wear quickly, however they will easily last for years in a normal street car setting and even a race car).  We hone the valve guides, our trick valve job, lash to your camshafts (if necessary), mill and assemble with new valve seals!

The Pocket Port “R” service combines the great advantages of the pocket port, but adds the combustion chamber reshaping of the full port to the mix.  This combination creates area under the curve.  The combustion chamber reshaping makes it so you can add timing or boost and the engine won’t be so sensitive to detonation.

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Get Your Valve Job Done Right The First Time

Valve jobs can make our break the ability of your engine to produce maximum horsepower.  The end goal of a valve job is to improve the aerodynamics of a valve seat so that it can allow the most amount of air to travel through it without sacrifices.

HeadGames has years of research and development with our professional multi-angle valve jobs.  We know what works and what doesn’t.  Each valve job is custom tailored to your cylinder head build to ensure maximum horsepower production.

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Beneath mastery lives consistency. Surrounding excellence lies persistence… the IAP Racing LLC 1/2 mile monster Lambo heads getting our valve job trickery on the Rottler Manufacturing SG8

Maximize Power With Our Heads & Cam Packages

Cylinder heads perform at their very best when they are matched to the right camshaft.  Our world-renowned heads and cam packages are designed to maximize horsepower on your build, regardless of what you’re doing with your high performance vehicle.  Whether you’re going for a naturally aspirated, high-rpm screamer or you’re looking to grab a trophy at your favorite 1/2 mile and full mile top speed event with an all out 2,000hp-plus forced induction build, Headgames Motorworks will make sure you get-a-head!

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Let Us Turn Your Vision Into Reality

We love working on custom projects.  Whether it’s giving an exotic Ferrari V12 head new life or a project that no other shop wants to touch.  We love new things!  You can trust our vast experience and artistic hand’s to bring your dreams to reality.

Get in contact with us to discuss your project and we can work with you to come up with a plan of attack.

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Ferrari V12 heads getting installed after a little Headgames Motorworks love. Custom valve guides, our badass valve job and a few more tricks to help her live a longer, more fulfilling, healthy life.


Are you building a fresh short block and need your head(s) rebuilt to ensure everything is good before dropping that engine in? Go with a shop that knows!  With so many heavy hitters in all genre’s of cylinder heads, we can easily make something back to new.

Refresh Includes:  disassembly, inspection, clean and reface valves, refresh valve job, lash (if necessary), mill, and assemble with new valve seals.

Rebuild Includes:  disassembly, inspection, clean and reface valves, valve job, lash (if necessary), mill, and assemble with new valve seals.

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Supercharger Porting & Polishing

Headgames Motorworks not only offers port and polish work on cylinder heads.  They can perform their airflow manipulation magic on superchargers!  Whether it’s an oem supercharger on a Hellcat, Demon, ZR1, Z06 or other vehicle, or it’s an aftermarket whipple or other brand supercharger, we can smooth out factory blemishes to improve airflow and efficiency for maximum power to your engine.

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Cylinder Heads 101

A Beginner’s Guide To Cylinder Heads, With Headgames Owner David Localio


We’re a Top Rated Machine Shop! Read Our Reviews:

“These guys are the best. Super easy to work with and are there for you. Works to meet deadlines while perfecting the job. Would not go anywhere else for headwork.”
“Dave and Tiffani are professional, knowledgeable, and very kind. I had a 1JZ cylinder head worked on, and they did a great job. Only the best in parts for this build.”
“By far the best in the business Highly recommended for Cylinder Head upgrades/machine work. Thank you for everything”

Trusted Partners

Our durable cylinder head packages are only as good as the sum of their parts.  We partner with these great brands to build you the best cylinder heads you can buy:

Building Powerful Cylinder Heads

We’re ready to take your cylinder head game to the next level!


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