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Old 10-24-2020, 05:07 PM   #1
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i have a 35 cabriolet with an original flathead i am thinking i would like to install factory aluminum heads for looks. are there any pro's or con's to this
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The only real con that I can think of is that aluminum heads tend to have increased corrosion and electrolysis issues over cast iron.

If you correctly maintain your cooling system it should not be an issue.
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Since your car does not have the original heads, you have to make sure the pistons are flat top otherwise the original 35 style heads will not work.
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Old 10-24-2020, 05:26 PM   #4
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i think it may have the original heads how can i tell
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i think it may have the original heads how can i tell
The originals would have been aluminum
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Old 10-24-2020, 05:40 PM   #7
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Fit cast iron heads and paint them silver and all your worries will be over. Regards, Kevin.
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Old 10-24-2020, 06:30 PM   #9
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i have a 35 cabriolet with an original flathead i am thinking i would like to install factory aluminum heads for looks. are there any pro's or con's to this
Pro? They are correct and unlike cast iron painted in an attempt to appear correct (they never do) the aluminum head will cool better albeit not enough to make a big difference.

Con? A good set of aluminum heads will lighten your wallet significantly.
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Old 10-25-2020, 05:48 AM   #10
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If the heads you have now have a part number embossed what is it? This could give you a good idea if they are for flat top pistons. Otherwise the best way to tell is to remove a head.
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Old 10-25-2020, 07:57 AM   #11
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Hey Mike I have a few sets of aluminum heads but for flattop pistons. I can stop by the shop and show you them.
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