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Old 05-08-2017, 04:18 PM   #1
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Just picked up 6 more iron Thomas heads today. Two were slightly damaged so I sold them at a discount already. All of these are sold, so if anyone wants one let me know and I will get more made.

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What will be the price on the iron Thomas head? Same price for Iron Winfield?
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What will be the price on the iron Thomas head? Same price for Iron Winfield?

The Thomas are going to be $450.

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What compression ratio are they?
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What compression ratio are they?
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I need to CC them after making a small chamber modification to get nicer castings. Probably between 6.6 and 7:1 depending on engine specs.

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Howcum there's no stud holes in them?
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Howcum there's no stud holes in them?
Because those muffins are hot out of the oven. They have to be machined after cast. They aren't born with holes in them.
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Any idea when you will be running some cast iron winfields?
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Any idea when you will be running some cast iron winfields?
Due to need of Thomas heads and Winfields, I am having to have a second mold set up made for the Winfield heads. We have cores but the mold boxes are set up for Thomas right now. Working on all of it at once.

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Due to need of Thomas heads and Winfields, I am having to have a second mold set up made for the Winfield heads. We have cores but the mold boxes are set up for Thomas right now. Working on all of it at once.

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Thanks for the update. Keep up the great work you are doing for the hobby.
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Tod, do you need some one to give you a hand,I could get one of my boys over to help out.
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What I need is to be able to hire a competent kid that can grasp what I do and run production on all of my Snyder parts without any involvement on my part. I also need to be able to do my own castings. That is why I asked for investors into that. I can't have eyes and hands on every aspect of production, which is basically minimum wage work it is so simple, and constantly run to foundries to do half the work and still pay full price. I am scouting a location to put a small foundry operation and right next to the foundry would be where I would move my machine shop to. That way I don't have to travel to a foundry, and I can be nearby for machining issues. One problem in finding people is that most are so in debt or so used to spending all the money they make and more that they need more money than they are worth, or that the job is worth. Kids without a family haven't buried themselves yet so that is what I am looking for right now.

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Old 05-11-2017, 02:59 PM   #13
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Getting them under way.

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Uh-huh... Somewhere in the USA right?
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If there is any high schools around you that still have a machine shop contact the shop teacher - they may know of someone who wants to/need to do a COOP program or graduating and cant afford college.
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It is in your best interest to find a student willing to learn. It saddens me to know the money grubbers strap huge debt upon college students that graduate without a trade or vocation. I don't know who stopped the apprenticeship programs in the lower grade schools without making arrangements to replace the aging professional workforce, but whoever it was, should be strung up by their college degree.

Please find a student in a near by school and take them under your wing, they need a trade because they won't get one from "higher learning".
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Hi Tod, I know this is a bit late, but are the heads still available? Are they available in alloy? and what is/was the cost?
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Old 06-25-2017, 05:01 PM   #18
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I am scouting a location to put a small foundry operation and right next to the foundry would be where I would move my machine shop to. That way I don't have to travel to a foundry, and I can be nearby for machining issues.
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I don't know where you plan on moving to. Knight Foundry in Sutter Creek, CA has it all. They are looking for a benefactor to put it back into operation.
http://knightfoundry.com/
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Hi Tod, I know this is a bit late, but are the heads still available? Are they available in alloy? and what is/was the cost?
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Working on some right now.

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I don't know where you plan on moving to. Knight Foundry in Sutter Creek, CA has it all. They are looking for a benefactor to put it back into operation.
http://knightfoundry.com/
I will be setting up in a section of my current building that is perfect for it. No travel to the foundry, no picking up castings. My pattern shop, foundry, and machine shop in one facility.

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