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Old 01-07-2020, 08:05 PM   #1
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Default Hoof head

Hi all. Anyone heard or have any information on a HOOF head
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Old 01-07-2020, 10:40 PM   #2
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Interesting! But no Idea!
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Old 01-08-2020, 11:25 AM   #3
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Wondering if it was named for the shape of the combustion chamber?

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Old 01-08-2020, 11:40 AM   #4
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It does have a heart shaped combustion chamber like most other higher compression heads . It appears to be cast iron . the important thing is compression ratio
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Old 01-08-2020, 11:54 AM   #5
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Nobody has seen the underside of a cow's hoof before?

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Old 01-08-2020, 12:21 PM   #6
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Not me, and I have been 'horsing around' with 4-bangers since 1956.
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Old 01-08-2020, 12:27 PM   #7
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Plug here.

Jim, just received your book and enjoyed the read. Cover to cover.
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Old 01-08-2020, 01:15 PM   #8
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Jim Brierleys book is really good , I highly recommend it .
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Old 01-08-2020, 01:28 PM   #9
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Where is Jim's book available?
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Old 01-08-2020, 03:24 PM   #10
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The Hoof Co., John C,162 N. Franklin St Chicago Il produced automotive products as early as Model T era.
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Old 01-09-2020, 12:31 PM   #12
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Thanks guy's!
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Old 01-09-2020, 02:16 PM   #13
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time to get a horse!
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Old 01-09-2020, 04:28 PM   #14
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Thanks Bruce. I will contact him later today after I get back from the Doctor.
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Old 01-09-2020, 05:38 PM   #15
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The hoof print from a race horse is good for a speedster.
For a truck, a draft horse shape works better at low revs.
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Old 01-09-2020, 07:56 PM   #16
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In this case it would be an Oxen, for really slow low torque.
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Old 01-10-2020, 08:36 AM   #17
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The ribs in the combustion chamber appear to be an attempt at causing a lot of swirl in the fuel mixture + an increase in compression ratio, but at the expense flow and flame front. My guess is that the Hoof Head was not successful in the market place.
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Old 01-14-2020, 10:39 AM   #18
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According to the Mail Truck section of the Restoration Guidelines and Judging Standards all mail trucks came with a Hoof governor that fit between the carburetor and intake manifold. Probably the very same company that made the head.
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Old 01-14-2020, 04:57 PM   #19
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I have one exactly like that. Nice head with a high compression but is extremely heavy. Probably a third heavier than a stock head. Until now, mine is the only one I have ever seen.
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Looks like an Elk to me.
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