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The making of a cylinder head

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by George Miller, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. 56oldsDarrin
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    this IS what hot rodding is supposed to be
     
  2. Morris
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    Subscribed.
     
  3. Pretty much how Belcher Engineering have done their F head - no drawings.
     
  4. George Miller
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    Combustion chamber of the Frick "Ardun" banger head.
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    I guess I have been living in the dark. I never realized so many guys were making there own heads. Hang on at 73 I don't work 12 hours a day any longer.
    I should have another picture later to day.
     
  5. claymore
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    Yes please. There will be plenty of interest.
     
  6. johnny bondo
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    you could have saved yourself a lot of time making it out of plastic or something then casting it, and then machining the guides ect. maybe try pressing in brass bushings with oil passages in them for the guides?
     
  7. BADBIRDCAGE
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    Very Ambitious project. I have always said if you have a lathe and a bridgeport there is almost nothing of metal that you can't make.

    Please keep us advised on progress. This beats the heck out of little mounting brackets I have fabricated in my vice.

    Rich
     
  8. chopolds
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    1. Kustom Painters

    I'm mostly a body and paint guy, with a "minor" in mechanics, and I am completely fascinated!
    I can't wait to see the rest of your project being documented!
     
  9. harrington
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    Awesome, I can not wait to see the progress. Good to see someone with the gumption to take on a project like this.
     
  10. Great ambitious project, carry on. I hope you have a read-out on the B'port, and not havin' to count turns. :)
     
  11. Weasel
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    Ummm - I don't think that's the point.....:rolleyes:
     
  12. JC Sparks
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    The guides/bushings are bronze not brass. JC
     
  13. NoSurf
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    There was a guy out on the Salt last year that had an overhead valve conversion for the model A engine. I talked to him a little and looked at his two-piece design. Very nice. I have his business card at home, Donovan Engineering, I think. They were set up in the Old Crow pits.
     
  14. skwurl
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    There is a guy in Greenville Tn. that made a few OHV heads for bangers. Lingo is name I think. This is a a cool project. Do you race at the Erwin Hill climb?
     
  15. skwurl
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    Donovan is a pretty well known for engines
     
  16. loudpedal
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    So is that what Norm uses to seal the 2 halfs of the heads? I allways wondered what sealed the halfs. I was thinking an O-ring or something...
     
  17. George Miller
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    There is a guy in Greenville Tn. that made a few OHV heads for bangers. Lingo is name I think. This is a a cool project. Do you race at the Erwin Hill climb?
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    His Name is John Lingo He built his heads from plate, welded it all together. He also hand built the back of his phaeton. He is a real nice guy.
    Never did a hill climb there.
     
  18. Johnny':
    By the time you make the Core Boxes and Match Plates,
    it would take longer. Definitely not worth it for a one off.

    Also possible to machine thin sections that can't be cast.
     
  19. George Miller
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    Drilled 150" of metal, started on combustion chambers. Next will have to cc them and see how much more I need to take out. cylinder head 001.jpg
     

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  20. That also sounds interesting.
     
  21. Stone
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    I'm very interested in this. I live in Smithfield. I would like to stop by and see your projects if I could.
     
  22. I don't even have a flathead anything and I'm completely sucked in by this thread.:D

    Seriously, this is top notch stuff.
     
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  23. George Miller
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    I'm very interested in this. I live in Smithfield. I would like to stop by and see your projects if I could.
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    Come on by E mail me for the address.
     
  24. '46SuperDeluxe
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    I think that I read that one also, a real hack job, but worked.

    That is the tradition isn't it? I am so sick of seeing "crate"engines, and a lot of catalog stuff in many of the supposed Rodding magazines. So many people think that U can't do something unless you do it CNC or go through rapid prototyping and all of the other high tech stuff. And don't get me started on SEMA "green" crate engines!

    yeah George, if ya "getaminit" could ya speak to that 455 Olds head project? Got pictures?

    I wish we could use Mr. Peabody's WAYBAC machine to go back and cruise the wrecking yards when they were full of fairly recent "vintage tin." That would be a fun "trip."
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2010
  25. Cool idea that you're building your own cylinder head. Seriously.

    Even cooler that you're running the engine in a banger-powered Model A hill climb car!
     
  26. George Miller
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    yeah George, if ya "getaminit" could ya speak to that 455 Olds head project? Got pictures?
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    All my pictures were on the old computer. Do have one of it in my roadster.
    All you have to to put it on a Model A. Cut it in the middle put in a plate and weld it back together. Then move all the mounting holes. Make up something for rocker arms. Make a intake and exhaust.

    If you go to my name and punch it up the engine that says miller on the side is the olds head.
     
  27. '46SuperDeluxe
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    oh yeah, that's hot. So that had to be hacked as well, to get the cylinder bores to line up right? Very cool indeed!
     
  28. ken1939
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    Ladies and Gentleman, I offer you the reincarnation of Burt Monro......
     
  29. zman
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    I was thinking o-rings as well

    I was just thinking that too. just down the road from me as well. very cool that it's happening so close.
     

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