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Old 03-09-2019, 06:19 PM   #1
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Default Do stock Flathead ford heads have any value?

Just disassembling some flathead engines today.
One has a nice set of 81A cylinder heads on it.
Do these have any value or should I use them for wheel chocks?
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Old 03-09-2019, 06:24 PM   #2
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ALL the flathead stuff is getting harder to find, especially uncracked (if there is such a thing) or repairable blocks. Check with a flathead enthusiast as to what is savable before you toss it. Heads are cheap and easy to get. The rest is desirable to someone.
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Old 03-09-2019, 07:06 PM   #3
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ALL the flathead stuff is getting harder to find, The rest is desirable to someone.
The Rest I,m keeping
I just don,t need the stock heads and intake
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Old 03-09-2019, 07:34 PM   #4
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I think I remember reading on here that the 81A heads are desirable.....Mark
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Old 03-09-2019, 08:05 PM   #5
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I was at a swap meet this week and fairly nice heads were around $30.
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Old 03-09-2019, 09:48 PM   #6
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EAB heads, yes. 8ba/8cm not so much but that's just my experience. Not sure about 59ab's.
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Old 03-09-2019, 10:55 PM   #7
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I’ve got a stack of stock heads, keep em just in case, but if anyone needs them the price is right. Free
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Old 03-09-2019, 11:30 PM   #8
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Just disassembling some flathead engines today.
One has a nice set of 81A cylinder heads on it.
Do these have any value or should I use them for wheel chocks?
Thanks
I think the desirable ones are 81AS heads
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Old 03-09-2019, 11:47 PM   #9
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There are a number of things you can do to a stock flathead head to improve the power and economy of your engine. Angle mill them for more compression and relocate the spark plugs . to name a few.
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Old 03-10-2019, 12:56 AM   #10
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Hi; Heads are getting scrapped too quickly. Measure the width [diameter] of the dome to check for how much milling has been done. Generally the dome matched the original bore size. I've found many "pairs" badly mis-matched left/right. Newc
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Old 03-10-2019, 01:04 AM   #11
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steve, I,m looking for a set of 81a cast iron heads for my spare engine.
Where abouts are you and do you have any other cast iron heads.
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Old 03-10-2019, 03:54 AM   #12
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You can have the heads if you need them
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Old 03-10-2019, 05:32 AM   #13
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Oh heck, I thought you were in australia.
Thanks anyway
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Old 03-10-2019, 10:00 AM   #14
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the trouble with them is the shipping cost. so if no one in your area wants them there hard to sell. & because there are so maney you can find them near home cheap
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Mostly I see the stock heads hanging from the corners easy-ups at swap meets. They keep the easy-ups from blowing away while the aftermarket aluminum heads are being displayed.
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the trouble with them is the shipping cost. so if no one in your area wants them there hard to sell. & because there are so maney you can find them near home cheap
I've sold several sets of EAB heads. Easiest and cheapest way I've found is to use a large flat rate USPS box. You'll have to ask at the PO or you may have to order them (no cost) from the USPS web site. These boxes are advertised as being used to ship board games, etc. but they still have a 70 pound maximum weight for US shipping. Current cost is under 20 bucks and comes with 50 bucks of insurance. Only one head will fit in a box but its still cheaper than what FedEx quoted me using my account last time I checked.
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