Hello, I am helping a club member who is selling her husbands parts because he unfortunately has alzheimer's . If anyone can help identify this head and help with a fair value for the seller and buyer that would be great .
Thanks , Mike 707 217 8751
If you have pix under 200K size, you could post them here, and get a wide audience. If you want to find a local, there must be somebody near Windsor, wherever that is..
The T in Model T means Tightwad, but if it's OHV, it can bring serious $$$.
Our posts crossed... Interesting head, for sure. Could you measure the height over the pistons? It looks really shallow for stock T pistons. Even I could be interested in it.
That is a version of the Iandola high compression head for a T.
Here is an earlier thread about the Dan Iandola heads: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/240687.html?1318649949
Thanks for he help so far .
It has the lowered area above the piston for higher compression, and it's so tall that it must have plenty of capacity for water which would help it cool better. Looks like a winner!
Just a dumb question but could you get it under a early dashboard? Bud.
Bud, I have the patterns and have made a few out of iron, you have to cut the dash to fit, I was after a speedster head and came across these patterns, it has taken some time to make out of iron, the core box had to be remade since there was not much room around the plugs and some of the head bolts, I have made a dozen and for the time it takes to machine, I do not plan on making any more. Joe
I knew you would get help here!
Joe, please tell about the performance outcome of your heads What's the compression ratio and do they outrun Z head equipped T's?
I want it! Or one just like it! I hope it's still for sale.
Thanks for all the help everyone. I need to decide what to do with it . I have always wanted to build a T-Speedster so this could be a great addition to it . I was told that this could bring as much as $400 on Ebay but more realistic would be $275 to $300 . I may just give her $300 for it and be selfish and keep it for a future project . Then again , I have enough "future projects" so ???? Maybe when I tell my wife I want to buy it she will decide for me that it is a bad idea Ha Ha !
Anyway , Thanks for all the help .
"Maybe when I tell my wife I want to buy it"
Don't tell her.(smile)
Mike, I can't buy it THIS weekend, because I'm about to pay for my Bosch Magneto and Triple gear drive to be fixed, but if you buy the head for $300, I'll give you $325 for it in about a month. I only have a stock head right now and have been looking upgrade. At the same time I like to do something a little different than whatever the rest of the crowd is doing - hence the front plate mag instead of a distributor. Anyway, I really like that head, just let me know.
Its worth more then 325.00 anyday
I bid $350.
What is nice about it is that it is aluminum, which makes repairs or modifications pretty easy.
C'mon guys! I called dibs first. Lol, just kidding. I really do like the head. I bid $400. (which is what a Prus head will cost me anyway)
I was just kidding...
Sweet me too, back to $325. =P
Well his is getting fun If its worth more than $325 anyday of the week then I would have to give my friend what it is worth . I would never make money off of her . She is a great lady and going through a terrible time. I went through the same thing with my Dad .Not fun. If the head is worth more in the range of $350 to $400 then I am out . I can't have it just sit around for that kind of money plus it should be used . I will have to decide what to do .For anyone interested please send me an email @ 1932V8@att.net and I can send you a zip file with better pictures .
Thanks , Mike
I Might be interested. One question I have though is where are the steam holes?
Roger, I sent one to via Mike Bender at Chickasha but have not heard nothing back, I was curious my self, I know there was another engine out there that was on the dyno for a stock T and it produce 34hp, ask Bruce Klepinger. Les Shubert has been making his own chamber out of one of these iron heads. Joe