This was my favorite space at Bakersfield this year...a great collection of heads. Others seems to think so too as there are other photos taken.
Anyway, one head in particular caught my attention. It appears to be a Rajo BB with unusual truncated combustion chambers. What is it?
This one in particular
Does anyone know how to get in touch with the seller? Please PM me thanks.
That doesn't look like a Model T head bolt pattern. Are you sure it's from a T???
Most likely a B head that had the chambers welded up, as the seats appear to be fresh as well. At one point it was possible to get really nice head welding done in So Cal for relatively few $$$$.
Dan- I sent you a PM with the owners contact info.
It was model T, appeared to be an unfinished casting. Owner's name is Sherman. This is the guy that had the Mercury speedster at Bakersfield discussed in earlier threads, you may be able to find his contact info that way.
If it's for a Model T, it's missing at least one bolt hole.
It must also take a special piston because a Model T piston will hit those flat areas.
Jerry if you look at Marks Rajo head in the classifieds, it doesn't have holes there either since the spark plugs go there.
Well, I'll be darned. How about that. Thanks Seth!
Notice it has also been surfaced pretty close to the spark plug holes. He had several heads that had had a rough life. Kinda matched the Mercury he was selling.
For those of California who remember Carl Schmid of Stockton...this stuff reminds me of his great collection that lived in his walnut orchard. It sure had a rough life too. What happened to all of that?
I was intrigued by that head also. It appeared to be one of the Klemmer reproduction with the cylinders modified during the casting process to increase compression. Of course it will require a special piston to be used. I believe this to be the case because they had other areas which still needed to be machined. Very unlikely that RAJO would have offered a cylinder head in such an unfinished state.
I believe I have the hi comp pistons and several other sets. Photo wouldn't stick to this message.