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Old 08-07-2019, 07:31 PM   #1
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Just had an old family friend drop off an aluminum Super Winfield Model A head - honest valuation ???
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Old 08-07-2019, 08:25 PM   #2
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condition?$350-800. so you better keep it and use it!
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Old 08-07-2019, 08:29 PM   #3
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Aluminum or cast iron?

This might indicate more on HOW GOOD a friend.

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Old 08-07-2019, 08:35 PM   #4
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JoeK......says aluminum in description!


Steve put it in the car. You won’t be disappointed.
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Old 08-08-2019, 07:20 AM   #5
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Got a pic? Is this a 7.1 head?
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Old 08-08-2019, 08:07 AM   #6
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Any where from 300 to 700 bucks depending on condition

Cut the casting flash with extra fine scotchbrite pads and a die grinder..then get an assortment of rouge and wool pads for the grinder and get to work

Super Winfield aluminum heads are all over with CR,they were sold as 8 to 1,you need to cc this head before using it,compression ratio above 7 to 1 starts effecting how the engine breathes.Make sure you run a waste metal anode to avoid electrolysis.When raising compression you increase the effect of detonation and 'tighten' the engines tolerance for spark deviation,running a mechanical advance distributor is a good idea.

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Old 08-08-2019, 10:20 AM   #7
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Thanks Fellas ! I did install a Heli-Coil last night in one of the water circulator attachment holes - going to scotch-brite the bottom end and clean the carbon out a bit then I'll post a photo later - it came off his '30 P/U probably 50 + years ago - been hanging on a wire in the shed along with a round dial, late '50's Ford truck radio !
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Old 08-08-2019, 12:47 PM   #8
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The first number on Winfield heads indicate the original compression ratio but it's a good idea to cc the head to find what it is now. Compression won't hurt the engine, detonation will, so don't use too much spark advance.
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Old 08-08-2019, 06:36 PM   #9
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Well, here's a couple photos - no number stamped into the boss - cleaned up O.K. - might glass bead it.
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with no piston reliefs its important to measure piston protrusion and factor the 'quench' (the distance between the head and the piston at TDC)@ .040 ideally. Model A pistons can protrude above the deck of the block at TDC up to .040..with no piston reliefs cut into the head like your super,the piston can strike the head if your not careful..the easy way to fix the issue is to fly cut the head here's a fly cut 6 to 1 winfield aluminum head..a machine shop 'fly cuts' a relief for the top of the piston..
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Thanks much for the info !
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Old 08-08-2019, 08:32 PM   #12
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Round dial Ford radios were used in 1955 only Ford cars. Don't know about the trucks. Should be 6 volt.
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1956 Ford F100 was a bit different than the 1957 through 1960 - the one I have is dated 9/30/1959 so I'm assuming it was for the 1960.
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