How far is to far gone...engine head

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Re: How far is to far gone...engine head

Post #16 by robin1731 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:12 pm

5speed wrote:
wingrider wrote:you know you need to start a build thread...right? :mrgreen:


Let us know what boat forum you do start that on. ;)

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Re: How far is to far gone...engine head

Post #17 by wingrider » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:26 pm

I certainly will link my build thread to over here once I get enough stuff together to make it worthwhile. It will be a long time project.
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Re: How far is to far gone...engine head

Post #18 by 5speed » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:48 pm

robin1731 wrote:
5speed wrote:
wingrider wrote:you know you need to start a build thread...right? :mrgreen:


Let us know what boat forum you do start that on. ;)

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Re: How far is to far gone...engine head

Post #19 by salukispeed » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:53 am

Those are very ugly. Are there other heads to be had or are they rare like hens teeth. I have seen some very ugly rusty parts clean up well in a machine shop hot tank and be salvageable especially if replacing guides and seats to run with the unleaded fuels.
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Re: How far is to far gone...engine head

Post #20 by wingrider » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:33 am

I wouldn’t say they are rare, but are getting harder to find. They were only used for 2 years, 66 and 67. Many of the high performance guys didn’t like them because they were considered to small to make big power.

I will most likely be putting Trick Flow 240 aluminum heads on this engine.
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Post #21 by Fred Camper » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:20 am

Wow, it will be great to follow. Do start a build thread. Who was the first builder and how did you get to take the project over. Pretty darn cool for sure.
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Re: How far is to far gone...engine head

Post #22 by wingrider » Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:57 pm

I am the one starting it. Get to build it from ground up. Always nice to build around the engine.
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Re: How far is to far gone...engine head

Post #23 by Sagebrush » Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:56 pm

This thread is a perfect candidate for the new Planes, Trains & Automobile forum so I moved it here.
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Post #24 by RAT » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:51 pm

But .... but .... its a boat ....

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Re: How far is to far gone...engine head

Post #25 by wingrider » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:52 am

Sagebrush wrote:This thread is a perfect candidate for the new Planes, Trains & Automobile forum so I moved it here.


Thanks! Just noticed the new folder!
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