I've just bought an aluminum head that sure looks like a Prus head but I don't think it is. It has the raised letters "VTH" and number "1000L" cast into the top left rear of the head as well as "09-19". It's lower than a regular high head. The combustion chambers are shallow and smooth similar to the Prus head and unlike the "Z" head. Any ideas????? Thanks : Bruce
reeder head with out the made in usa
Thanks Joe, it has the "FORD" script in the middle-side, and "made in" before, and "USA" after the script. It also has the number "24" near the rear of the head.
The Reeder heads had a "4' raised on the top of the water outlet.
Some Reeder heads had the Ford script, I owned two of them.
Shallow and smooth, anything like this?
Early Reeder head. Good find.
Frank : It's exactly like the one you showed. It says "REEDER" inside the front neck flange and obviously it was intended to replace a low head, but I may try it on my '25. Thanks : Bruce
The one I have is a low head, Ford script and made in USA on it. Made by Parker, I can't remember the full story on them but something to do with patent? or royalties for the Ford script? so not to many around.
A friend in New Zealand and I both had the same problem with Reader heads as shown by Frank. The large water jacket hole between cylinders 2 and 3 has no coresponding hole in the block. Both our heads developed leaks on operaration. The large holes were welded closed, new steam holes drilled, the heads re surfaced.
This cured the warping problem.
Hope this helps.
Allan from down under.