Has anyone ever seen one like this? Its a low style with an 'M' within a circle in the middle of the head.
Whats going on with the elongated hole for the stud in the last picture???
I had wondered the same thing? used for some thing else?
I think the elongated hole results from an "Oops".
It looks like the "Oops" is only on the bottom. I sure would run it it I had it!
Years ago some one told me that model T and Metz heads looked a like other then the center bolt hole. The Metz was in different location. My thought is the M is for Metz, and some one machined the center bolt hole to a T.
I suggest you compare it to the photos of iron hicomp heads on the Tulsa club page. While I don't know what the "M" means, the Simmons, Giant, and Haibe heads were supposed to be very similar. I have a Simmons head and the spark plug holes look much the same as this one.
It looks similar to a Metz head, except the Metz had the head-to-radiator piece mounted the other way. The two bolts are vertical to each other as opposed to horizontal. At least that is the way the '11 to '17 four cylinder cars are.
Would it be possible that someone changed that? It would not be easy to do. Another place to look for changes is that Metz had their name in block letters going up the water "camel-back" towards the radiator. You could look to see if it looks like they could have been ground off.
The Metz is a pain to remove or install that front piece because that top bolt is jammed in behind the radiator hose. The Metz also uses a longer reach pipe thread spark plug. I am not sure what I will do if I ever try to put my Metz together. Some Metz owners just use the T length plugs. They seem to work okay even though they are nearly an inch too short. Otherwise, I may have to do some more welding.
Check the fit of that head to a T block carefully. If it does fit, I would use it. It does look a lot like a Metz head.
drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
We had installed it to see if it cleared valves and pistons and everything was OK so that is why it got painted up to go back on. Thanks for the suggestions on it! Joe
Wayne, when I sand blasted it you could see a different color of casting where the water neck was,but who ever did the job they sure made it look original.
Here is the Metz head for comparison
It sure looks like the same thing, well now I know to look for another one for higher compression. Found this one at Hershey last year,I think a whole 35 bucks for it.