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Old 02-11-2012, 07:50 PM   #1
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Looked at a very nice Rallum aluminum cylinder head today and would like to know the value before I make an offer. Any help would be appreciated. tim
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:57 PM   #2
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Looked at a very nice Rallum aluminum cylinder head today and would like to know the value before I make an offer. Any help would be appreciated. tim
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Unfamiliar with such. Could you describe or place pics here to help with your question, i.e.- flathead/OHV head what and condition, compression ratio, etc///
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:43 PM   #3
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Go on WWW.northwestvintagespeedsters.com
There's a lot of flatheads & overhead conversions that I've never heard of! Bill W's Ghost
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:42 PM   #4
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Old 02-12-2012, 01:07 AM   #5
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Thanks Ghost,
I lost track of that site and and got a "Could not find" message with the link you gave. It was close enough though and I found it under www.nwvs.org.
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:00 AM   #6
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Looked at a very nice Rallum aluminum cylinder head today and would like to know the value before I make an offer. Any help would be appreciated. tim
I also have one in my collection. My personal opinion is the value is probably in the $500.00 range. It is not as popular as what a Winfield head would be but then the rarity makes up for that in my views. It is just where your priorities are placed.
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:29 AM   #7
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Rallum was made by the Reus Bros out of Baltimore. I had a Reus head but sold it to the Smith Musuem. Got $700 for it. Made in the 30's. Ken
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:38 PM   #8
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Thanks for the replies, hoping to own it soon. tim
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:59 PM   #9
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Whats the compression ratio on these heads?
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Old 03-10-2017, 02:35 PM   #10
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This a very late response to my own thread, I did buy the Rallum head and it has been sitting in my garage since I first posted. I shot a few pictures of it to place it up for sale but though I would post here first. tim
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Old 03-10-2017, 02:47 PM   #11
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Its a neat head.
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Old 03-10-2017, 03:07 PM   #12
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Appears to me 4.5:1 , as is give/take.
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Old 03-10-2017, 03:30 PM   #13
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Appears to me 4.5:1 , as is give/take.
How can you tell the compression ratio of a head sitting on the bench?
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Old 03-10-2017, 04:54 PM   #14
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Screw in a spark plug, buy a CC tube, fill it with sugar, then pour it into the combustion chamber to see how many CC's it takes to make it level. Compare that to an original head.
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Cool. For some additional history: http://www.mdhs.org/underbelly/wp-co.../01/mc7409.jpg
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Old 11-27-2020, 09:08 AM   #16
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Is the Rallum head still for sale Rarebike? Got a price on it?
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Old 11-27-2020, 02:30 PM   #17
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This post is 3 years old and the last time he was on was 11/22/2020. If you are interested in finding out if still for sale, send him a PM or email.
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