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Old 11-14-2020, 01:21 PM   #1
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Are the special hole saw used to drill around studs still available any place. I was told they were made special for this purpose. I am working on 59A engine. Thanks.
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Old 11-14-2020, 02:34 PM   #2
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Here's a couple of links. http://www.fordgarage.com/pages/swaging.htm


https://goodson.com/products/swedge-tools


I just use a 5/8" hole saw. Be careful if you are going to reuse the drums.
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Here's a couple of links. http://www.fordgarage.com/pages/swaging.htm


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I just use a 5/8" hole saw. Be careful if you are going to reuse the drums.
Think you are confused, I thought it was for head studs, not wheel studs.
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Old 11-14-2020, 03:32 PM   #4
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Thanks guys I am working on removing heads from a 59A block and wanted to cut around the head studs, sorry for not explaining myself better.
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Well there's always a first time for everything.
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Old 11-14-2020, 05:15 PM   #6
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Thanks guys I am working on removing heads from a 59A block and wanted to cut around the head studs, sorry for not explaining myself better.
Ya'got nothing to be sorry about, it was stated as a 59A engine in the first post.
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Old 11-14-2020, 05:27 PM   #7
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Yup you said 59A, I screwed up. But if you need to change your wheel studs
you know where to look.
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Old 11-14-2020, 06:22 PM   #8
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No one screwed up, it is just the rush to help people , that is what makes this site so great. Everyone is always willing to help. God Bless all and thanks for caring.
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Old 11-14-2020, 06:43 PM   #9
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I know of the type of tool you are looking for, but hopefully it might not be necessary for a 59A with the stock iron heads. They were popular when aluminium heads were more common and they had lots of problems with dissimilar metal corrosion.

That said, the last 59A I pulled the heads on was a proper swine, but I did get them off. You can fabricate a pair of pullers using scrap spark plugs and some long bolts. Two pieces of plate to span the studs and at least you're in with a fighting chance.

The hole saws, if you could find one, would leave you with oversize holes in the head.

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Old 11-14-2020, 06:47 PM   #10
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If the engine was still running an easy way to get the heads loose is to start it up with the head bolt nuts off. If you can turn it over it still might work, put the plugs in and see if the compression from turning it over will pop them loose.
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Jseery, tried running it but head didn’t move. B& S suggest penetrating oil and wedges. I will take my time and try not to damage anything.thanks to all
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Old 11-14-2020, 09:00 PM   #12
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I know of the type of tool you are looking for, but hopefully it might not be necessary for a 59A with the stock iron heads. They were popular when aluminium heads were more common and they had lots of problems with dissimilar metal corrosion.

That said, the last 59A I pulled the heads on was a proper swine, but I did get them off. You can fabricate a pair of pullers using scrap spark plugs and some long bolts. Two pieces of plate to span the studs and at least you're in with a fighting chance.

The hole saws, if you could find one, would leave you with oversize holes in the head.

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I made up the same pullers when I also had a b**** of a time getting a set of 59A heads off. Worked great.
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Old 11-15-2020, 12:54 AM   #13
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Strange stuff. Soak the crap out of it. Heat the crap out of it. Repeat. Time is your friend. A wedge of brass or wood on the head to block is a decent assistant. Hopefully no one jb welded the head gasket. I'm joking.

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Old 11-15-2020, 01:24 AM   #14
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I posted pictures of one of these in my MISC album with the box it came in.
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Old 11-15-2020, 10:10 AM   #17
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Its called 'annular' Maybe not spelled right available from any industrial tool like Victor
Shars maybe ebay. Then way back with a spark plug adaptor they pumped grease
in there "valves closed" better buy a case of grease tubes, not to mention shop rags
for the mess but it really does work. So for 15 min. just braze a zerk on a cleaned out
spark plug. pump the grease gun >> the power of hydraulics is amazing just pump
no. 2 hole and no. 3 hole and watch......bingo " it lifted a Scotch remove grease fitting
couple nuts wind head back down I hate snake oil but go for your choosing to spray some on all studs. No drilling no hy teck stuff just real time science and no damage...

"the head didn't grow in there"

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Old 11-15-2020, 07:14 PM   #18
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Here is another method that was used to get an old set of aluminum heads off. They were really stuck. An old time Model A guy suggested cleaning out around the stud hole perimeter in the heads as best you can, and use Kroil around around all the studs. Let it set for a day or two, and add more if needed. Off the old head came. If it worked on aluminum heads it ought to work on the cast iron heads as well.
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Thanks to all for the help been trying to get penetrating oil around studs, I will keep soaking to I can get some movement in the head. Thanks again guys
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