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Beater 09-01-2019 12:54 PM

A head on B engine
 

what is involved? drill some steam holes? im thinking about using a higher comp A alum head on the B motor

Newc 09-01-2019 02:46 PM

Re: A head on B engine
 

Hi; My '32 B came with a Model A head and pump, ran fine. In fact it was a Model A "police" Ford high comp head..... a 'B' head. Check the gaskets for any changes. Newc

Beater 09-01-2019 04:07 PM

Re: A head on B engine
 

well this B has the C head on it, which is high comp I guess. just thinking about going A head so a waterpump is more avalable

Bob C 09-01-2019 04:41 PM

Re: A head on B engine
 

The stock B head with the C on it is 4.6:1 and the stock A head is 4.22:1.


Bob

Beater 09-01-2019 05:15 PM

Re: A head on B engine
 

yes I did know that. what I want to know is what has to be don't to use an A head on B block. thinking about using an aftermarket alum head for an A

Newc 09-01-2019 10:35 PM

Re: A head on B engine
 

Have you ever heard of the S.S.O.S Society? Dedicated to Ford fours. Secret
Society of Speed google it- has been around 25 yrs, based in Ohio. Newc

Kurt in NJ 09-02-2019 09:03 AM

Re: A head on B engine
 

Between #2,3 there's 2 small holes, depending on the head, and gasket used those 2 holes may need to be plugged

Beater 09-02-2019 10:51 AM

Re: A head on B engine
 

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kurt in NJ (Post 1794607)
Between #2,3 there's 2 small holes, depending on the head, and gasket used those 2 holes may need to be plugged

or drill out the steam holes to match in the head?

barnstuf 09-02-2019 01:35 PM

Re: A head on B engine
 

Many years ago I ran a Model A cylinder head on a Model B engine in my 1929 Station Wagon with oversize tires for hard driving on sandy beaches. At the time my nephew was a hot rodder and he threaded bolts into the two steam holes that are in the block, then cut and filed them flat. Used the regular Model A cylinder head gasket, drove many miles over about 12 years, never had a problem.

KGS 09-02-2019 01:46 PM

Re: A head on B engine
 

I'm not a Ford Four Banger guy so the

steam hole doesn't compute with me. Can
any of you guys fill us in? :rolleyes: Thanks

Beater 09-02-2019 04:56 PM

Re: A head on B engine
 

Quote:

Originally Posted by KGS (Post 1794734)
I'm not a Ford Four Banger guy so the

steam hole doesn't compute with me. Can
any of you guys fill us in? :rolleyes: Thanks

from what ive learned there are two extra " steam holes" in the B block between 2 and 3 cylinder. A doesn't have this added cooling I guess.

1931 flamingo 09-03-2019 09:13 AM

Re: A head on B engine
 

Ck out Vince Falter's site or try the A forum OR a search. Steam hole filling has been covered before.
Paul in CT

cas3 09-03-2019 09:51 PM

Re: A head on B engine
 

vince falters site is wonderful. i believe its "the old ford garage"

KGS 09-04-2019 05:57 AM

Re: A head on B engine
 

Thanks. Will check it out.

Tinker 09-04-2019 09:36 PM

Re: A head on B engine
 

https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/...-links.161498/


There is a monthly "banger" thread. Not sure it's still active.


If not, the model A forum here is good. They know touring As and B motors.


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