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Old 10-04-2019, 11:58 AM   #21
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thanks very much for the info
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Old 10-05-2019, 01:58 PM   #22
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What you are asking for is a high compression Model A head and that is already available in a configuration that is better than the original 1932 to 1934 head. Tod is definitely going down the right path with this project. His head will let the Model B owners run a stock appearing but high compression head in the their vehicles. Previously the 1932 Ford owners could run a high compression Model A head and use the Model A water pump (it places the fan belt in the correct location). The owners of the 1933-34 vehicles had a different problem. The water pump used on the 1933-34 four cylinder cars was shorter to allow for the slope of the radiator (see attached photo). This will give them a high compression head for their vehicles.

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Just in case someone was interested, I saw this on Dan4banger site
Looks pricey but nice
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Old 10-05-2019, 08:23 PM   #23
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oh the pumps are out there. just not really wanting to pay what the asking prices are. I can but a HC aluminum A head for the asking price of some of the B waterpumps
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Old 10-05-2019, 09:08 PM   #24
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an alternative might be a V8 pump on an adaptor.
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Old 10-06-2019, 08:12 AM   #25
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I'm planning on a water pump also.


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Old 10-06-2019, 12:26 PM   #26
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an alternative might be a V8 pump on an adaptor.
I have not seen an adapter for a V8 pump for the B head. yes for the A head
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I'm planning on a water pump also.


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Old 10-07-2019, 01:00 PM   #28
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I have not seen an adapter for a V8 pump for the B head. yes for the A head
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The best that I recall , the B pump and the V eight pumps have the same three bolt pattern .
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Old 10-08-2019, 02:02 PM   #29
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The best that I recall , the B pump and the V eight pumps have the same three bolt pattern .
interesting ive not seen one used on the B head tho must be able to do it tho
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How are things progressing?
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How are things progressing?

I will be pouring a half dozen iron B heads within a week or 2 along with more iron engine blocks. Pouring B heads, Winfield heads, and blocks. Doing more Thomas in iron and aluminum soon also. My regular work load has been extremely busy so things tend to slow down when I can't put my hands on them.



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Old 01-29-2020, 02:30 PM   #32
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Just checking in for a little progress report.
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Old 01-29-2020, 07:43 PM   #33
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Prepping to make a half dozen castings right now. Making Winfield heads, B heads, Thomas iron heads, and aluminum 5 main blocks and 3 main iron A blocks. Lots going on.



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Old 01-29-2020, 08:04 PM   #34
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Whomever thinks that B water pumps are hard to come by and/or expensive may not be looking in the right places.
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Old 01-30-2020, 05:56 AM   #35
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Prepping to make a half dozen castings right now. Making Winfield heads, B heads, Thomas iron heads, and aluminum 5 main blocks and 3 main iron A blocks. Lots going on.



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Old 01-31-2020, 10:44 AM   #36
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Before starting to run heads for Snyder this morning, I threw the very first aluminum B head sample in the head fixture so I could locate my X,Y, Z home offset position and get ready to write the program for machining it. I expect to have some iron heads in a few weeks so I can get heads to the first people that are wanting these.


Other projects inching nearer to full production are Model A engine blocks (casting 5 main aluminum right now and have sand at the iron foundry to make stock 3 main blocks), Winfield heads, iron Thomas heads, and iron OHV heads. I have sand to cast a sample iron OHV in the shop right now. I am also considering making an aluminum 6:1 Snyder head sample to see if there is any market for Don to sell some of those. I already have the pattern cut.


Since the first 3 main iron engine block has already been built and run I will be sending it to be installed in a test vehicle and run around on the roads.



I also have aluminum dual-plug heads to make asap. The first sample is ready to machine.


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Old 01-31-2020, 02:09 PM   #37
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Here is that aluminum B head sitting on a 5 main aluminum block.



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