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Old 10-22-2017, 06:06 PM   #1
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Default Do these work together??

First the question.

Can you safely run Mercury EAC heads on a 24 stud Ford 59 block?

I have a motor that I purchased and ran in my car for a couple of years that is exactly that configuration. I was recently told that there is a water hole in the 59 block that does not line up with any water hole on the EAC heads and that this could create a loss of water. I have not experienced this, but am now wondering if it could potentially create another issue related to cooling that I should be aware of.
Any wisdom appreciated.
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Old 10-22-2017, 07:10 PM   #2
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There is a hole in the front of each head that connects to the water pump by-pass hole in the 8BA block. The hole has to be blocked when the 8BA style head is put on the 59 style block.
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Old 10-22-2017, 07:14 PM   #3
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Yes, they'll work, but they are low compression. EAC heads would be much better.
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Thanks guys!
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Old 10-22-2017, 07:35 PM   #5
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Yes, they'll work, but they are low compression. EAC heads would be much better.
Think you meant EAB?
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