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Cylinder head hassle

Post Thu Feb 14, 2002 1:17 am

Post Thu Feb 14, 2002 5:54 am

Posts: 325
Location: Viola, WI

Hey 101,
Well, it´s hard to do something that other
people have been talking about for years....
I know of 3 companies that for years has been telling me NOT to make those heads because they have them "ready"....

Post Thu Feb 14, 2002 6:27 am

Posts: 1038
Location: Ojo Caliente,NM,USA
Hay Anders:
What we really need is the 40 and later tall fin head without a piston relief, we can machine the relief to fit what ever piston and stroke is desired. Casting these tall thin fins seems to be a lost art. Lots of people plan to make them untill thier foundry does a test pour or two. Rumor has it that they used some kind of a baked molasas sand on the originals.

Post Sun Feb 17, 2002 11:22 pm

Posts: 1038
Location: Ojo Caliente,NM,USA
I understand that Marks Indian Factory actually made some of the short fin racing heads. I have no idea if he has any left but you might check.
When I had Jerry Hatfields 101 last year it was here for several weeks before I noticed that it had tall fin heads that were ground down to close to the short fin racing head profile. He said that Butch Bauer took a set of Sport Scout Bonneyville heads and ground and polished the top of the fins.

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