I have the 28 chevy head with most of the stuff to install it on a T engine. I have a stock 1920 T engine in my car, how risky is it to install the OHV on a stock crankshaft?
It has been done more then once or twice. I think the compression is under 6-1 which is about the same as a Z head. You are getting larger valves with the 1928 for better breathing. Google mtfca; chevrolet and you should get lots of info.
If David Dare from down under still lurks here he would be one to answer this. I sold him a '28 head a few years ago. If you had the whole engine you could put the Chevy crank in too.
I have the whole engine, but I'm not wanting to undertake the crankshaft swap, at least not yet.
Daniel, I believe I bought a '28 Chevy head from you earlier this year. Did you get one of Jern's adapter plates? I was considering making my own that would hopefully use off the shelf gaskets vs. his special gaskets.
Please post up a good write up as there doesn't appear to be good info on the part of the installation. Most previous posts I found just shows the end product / result.
I will be seeing you soon and we can talk about the head installation. I have some experience with this.
Chad, I did get a jern adapter plate. The head is currently at the machine shop getting some work done to it.
John, I will try and remember to ask you when I see you.
Be sure they magnaflux it. Many of them are cracked.
Yeah I did, it was clear. The valve seats are bad so I'm having hardened seats installed. I need to track down or make a water outlet. I have the chevy one, but I don't think it will work with my T radiator.
Daniel, the Chev 28 Head I got at Hershey last year came with a thick cast iron (or steel?) adapter plate, and the cast aluminum water outlet which looks like a standard T outlet bolts to it. Basically another adapter. I will try and get a pick of it later tomorrow for you if you want. Im interested in your build. In a few years I plan on taking on a speedster project. But will be working on the engine sooner. Im not even sure who made my adapter plats.
I've got a head that I had planned on using on a future project. Maybe it's too late, since Mr. Jern passed. I need the plate and gaskets if I'm ever going to use it. Work just gets in the way of having fun!
Take your pick of info;