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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2020, 09:23 AM
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Posted By Tod
Re: Iron Winfield heads in regular production.

$550 plus shipping. This run of castings is sold out.



Tod
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By Tod
Iron Winfield heads in regular production.

After having to wait a few weeks since getting a dozen Winfield head castings in, I was finally able to get to machining them this past weekend. I think they are machining up very well. Several...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,142
Posted By Tod
Re: B heads starting to...

You're welcome. The first batch sold out quickly. The last one is on its way to New Zealand.



Tod
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,142
Posted By Tod
Re: B heads starting to...

Casting process is pretty much the same except for a few minor improvements. My B head has a completely different chamber than the original, which, unless I have been misinformed, is the only high...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,142
Posted By Tod
Re: B heads starting to...

I look forward to the progress reports.


Tod
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,142
Posted By Tod
B heads starting to...

...make their way to usefulness. These pics are from a customer that is about ready to install it.


I have one left from the first run of castings.


Tod
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,746
Posted By Tod
Re: Timely Parts delivery

One thing to keep in mind is that shops like mine, that supply some parts, are having a hard time getting our supplies. I have a machine that is down and getting response from the manufacturer is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,908
Posted By Tod
Re: My first iron OHV casting!

The rocker cover pattern for these new OHV heads. Finish pass CNC cut yesterday. Next is the inside.


Tod
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,908
Posted By Tod
Re: My first iron OHV casting!

Picked up some more cylinder head bullion today. 12 Winfield iron and the first OHV iron sample. They look very nice. Can't wait to machine the OHV. Winfield machining has already run parts.


Tod
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,908
Posted By Tod
Re: My first iron OHV casting!

After testing I will see if it needs it or if we can gain something. Initially, I just wanted to copy what Hardtimes sent.


Tod
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,908
Posted By Tod
Re: My first iron OHV casting!

It's a close copy. I think my ports will flow better than the original. Flow testing will be done asap.


Thanks to hardtimes for sure.



Tod
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,908
Posted By Tod
My first iron OHV casting!

Here is the first iron OHV casting. Still needs cleaned up and final shot blasting. I think it came out very nice for the fist one.


Tod
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,589
Posted By Tod
Re: First (second really) 5 main aluminum block.

On the 5 main aluminum I am aiming at mid-to upper $2000 range. They need cylinder sleeves and valve seats installed here. There is also the need for insert bearings and possibly lifter bushings. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,589
Posted By Tod
Re: First (second really) 5 main aluminum block.

Thanks. This is much easier than many of the things I have made. But, this gives me more of a sense of satisfaction because I did all the CAD work, all of the foundry tooling/mold design, mold...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By Tod
Re: Iron Winfield heads back in production.

PM me. They are available from me.



Tod
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By Tod
Iron Winfield heads back in production.

I had to do some work on the 2nd OP side of the fixture to accommodate the Winfield heads since I have not machined any in this fixture before the two I am machining today. Here is the first one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,589
Posted By Tod
Re: First (second really) 5 main aluminum block.

Yes. I should start machining 14 of them this week. I believe at least 10 are already spoken for.


Tod
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,589
Posted By Tod
Re: First (second really) 5 main aluminum block.

Probably runs of 20 at a time.


Tod
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,589
Posted By Tod
Re: First (second really) 5 main aluminum block.

I don't have final pricing fixed yet, mainly due to uncertainty of sales. The more blocks I can make the less the price will be. Right now, people are having to pay more because I am not being...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,589
Posted By Tod
Re: First (second really) 5 main aluminum block.

I found out from my iron foundry that 12 Winfield heads I assembled molds for and the first iron OHV sample were cast the other day. I will post pictures as soon as I can.



I have 4 engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,589
Posted By Tod
Re: First (second really) 5 main aluminum block.

The first iron B head all machined. 7:1 compression ratio.


Tod
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,589
Posted By Tod
Re: First (second really) 5 main aluminum block.

That is just for checking. I hear horror stories about these.


Tod
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,589
Posted By Tod
Re: First (second really) 5 main aluminum block.

Just got back from picking up some castings at the iron foundry. B heads, Winfield heads, and a 3 main A block.


Tod
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,589
Posted By Tod
Re: First (second really) 5 main aluminum block.

A picture of the 3 main A block we just cast before getting rid of the parting line flashing and gating residue. Can't wait to machine this one. Yes, that is a B head sitting next to it. Also a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,589
Posted By Tod
Re: First (second really) 5 main aluminum block.

Aluminum use ductile sleeves. The iron blocks obviously do not use sleeves, not for another 50-75 years, anyway :)


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