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Old 07-18-2020, 08:49 PM   #1
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Default Kearney heads at H&H flatheads?

Has anyone purchased a set of Kearney 32-36 heads recently from H&H flatheads? Dennis said they were Kearney, is someone making them again?

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Old 07-19-2020, 11:33 AM   #2
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I have kearny heads on my '33. I bought them direct from the foundry in San Jose. 408-293-7414.
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Old 07-19-2020, 11:55 AM   #3
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I have kearny heads on my '33. I bought them direct from the foundry in San Jose. 408-293-7414.
The foundry and the land it sits on were purchased by Google several years ago....
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Old 07-19-2020, 12:14 PM   #4
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Default Re: Kearney heads at H&H flatheads?

Thanks for posting that. I knew they had closed doors, but I never knew the reasoning.
I too have Kearney heads on my '35. They were on the car when I purchased it. They look great, work great as well. They were up to $1600.00 a set the last I knew of Kearney selling them.
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Old 07-19-2020, 12:18 PM   #5
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I stand corrected. Bummer for our hobby.
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Old 07-19-2020, 12:21 PM   #6
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Default Re: Kearney heads at H&H flatheads?

Were/are the Kearney heads a stock CR?
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Old 07-19-2020, 01:03 PM   #7
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I was fortunate to have been invited, along with my V8 Club, to the Kearney Foundry back in the day, by the originator of the Kearney heads, Jon Scobel. We were given the grand tour, from design room through all processes to castings. The machining was done off site, so that part we missed. They made both V8 and V12 heads. Jon is still with us, residing in Pleasanton, Ca, sadly no longer actively participating in Club activities due to age related infirmities.
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Old 07-19-2020, 02:00 PM   #8
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I believe Kearney were made/machined in the dome type only and the CR was bumped up a bit.
They also had a bit more room in the water passages but made to look VERY close to what Ford made or had made. They were a HIGH quality reproduction.
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Old 07-20-2020, 05:10 AM   #9
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There are available made in Australia, some nice alloy 21 stud heads , I have used 3 sets and they look great and work great also.
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Old 07-20-2020, 07:46 AM   #10
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Pix, contact info on these Australian heads???????
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Old 07-21-2020, 01:03 AM   #11
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OK will get it.
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Old 07-21-2020, 01:05 AM   #12
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This is the guy,
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Old 07-22-2020, 03:18 PM   #13
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Yes I bought the patterns from Kearney Foundry and have the heads in stock
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