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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jetmek, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. jetmek
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    i came across a pair of early 24 stud thickstun heads with a bunch of model a and flathead stuff . are they a fairly common item? never ran across any before.
     
  2. AV8Paul
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    Not very common at all. Al, I'd grab them if I was you. They'd look good on the T and if they can't be used, they'd make great wall art.
     
  3. cuznbrucie
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    Do you have the covers with the heads? They were originally a marine application, I believe........racing boats....the covers were supposed to keep water off the spark plugs....

    CB
     
  4. jetmek
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    they're not the ones your thinking of ...these are a no-fin slab looking head with center outlets . i thought they would look good with a pm7 manifold
     
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  5. tommy
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    They did not have fins because the fins would have been hidden by the covers that Brucie is talking about.
     
  6. AV8Paul
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    Al, Thickstun heads don't have fins. There should be a threaded boss in the center of the head for attaching the aluminum covers. They still look cool without the covers.
    Paul
     
  7. AV8Paul
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    tommy, talk about timing!!!!!!!!!
    Paul
     
  8. tommy
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    Great minds.... yeah right!:D
     
  9. cuznbrucie
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    Paul is right.......Thickstun heads do not have fins.........do they have the threaded boss in the center of the heads where the finned covers would bolt on?

    CB
     
  10. 41hemi
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    Jay Fitzhugh is the one to talk to about these heads. I believe he's done a lot of research on them. He has a set of these on his freshly finished 32 3W that he had down at the Jalopyrama. Al
     
  11. jetmek
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    yep on closer inspection in the daylite i see the bosses for the covers to bolt on. thanks ....paul next time your in the area stop by. im getting in the model a babbit business and have lotsa new old KR Wilson toys to play with
     
  12. J. Fitzhugh
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    Jetmek,

    The key to these heads is finding a set that doesn't leak. The aluminum was of poor quality compared to today. Also the lower corner water outlets tend to leak into the outside cylinders. A good usable set is very rare. I have gone through six sets to get a pair that will work. Good luck. Send me a shot of the underside.

    I will post a shot of how they look with the covers in place.

    Jay
     
  13. J. Fitzhugh
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    Here is a shot with the whole set-up, including the dual throttle linkage system. This shot was before Clark got the engine running.

    Jay
     

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  14. jetmek
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    thanks for that...the water ports are kinda ugly. make a good wall hangar i guess
     

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