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View Poll Results: What color should I paint the head?
Red, it's authentic and you'll get a lot of questions at car shows 18 50.00%
Red is authentic and really ugly go with Ford green 9 25.00%
Keep it that stylish cast-iron gray 5 13.89%
Literally no one cares, paint it whatever you have on hand 4 11.11%
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Old 10-28-2020, 11:32 PM   #1
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Default What color to paint repro Winfield 7:1 head?

I recently bought one of Tod's Winfield 7:1 crowfoot heads. The original Winfields came with a fire-engine red paint job, but maybe that's not the best idea. What color should I paint it? Vote in the poll above!

Update: this is a cast-iron head

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Old 10-29-2020, 08:43 AM   #2
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Is it a iron or aluminum? If its aluminum polish it, iron paint it Chevy orange with a base coat of white, white because it'll make the orange pop!
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Old 10-29-2020, 09:03 AM   #3
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Old 10-29-2020, 09:42 AM   #4
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If it's iron I'd paint it the same color as the block. If it's aluminum I'd leave it raw.
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Old 10-29-2020, 10:19 AM   #5
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Green with yellow polka dots
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Old 10-29-2020, 11:37 AM   #8
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Default Re: What color to paint repro Winfield 7:1 head?

Bright red, that was the original on his 7:1 heads, thus the name "red head". It won't look like a stock head, so why paint it Ford green? The Winfield 6:1 was painted yellow, truck heads green, etc. They were painted at the factory so when shipped, the right one was shipped.
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What Jim Brierley says.


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Old 10-29-2020, 04:18 PM   #10
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Red because you almost always get 10 more horsepower if the head is red.

All the engines I have attached to my dyno with red heads have produced at least 10 HP more than a stock engine. A few much more!

Just saying! What Jim B. says makes sense to me also.

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Looks very good. Im impressed!
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If I do go with red, I guess I'll use this

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Did it rustoleum regal red..mines the real deal if that makes a difference,Tod does nice work.Goes over big during the holidays,ford green and regal red..don't need to festoon her with lights or tinsel..
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Default Re: What color to paint repro Winfield 7:1 head?

When I was running a Lion head 20 years ago, I painted it red and liked that look.

Will eventually put the Brumfield head that came with it back on our Town Sedan.

Getting more eccentric with age, I might paint it apple green to match the wheels.....
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Old 10-29-2020, 11:42 PM   #15
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Nice looking engine. Is that a vacuum advance canister hanging on the side of your distributor?
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The distributor is from a 1979 Honda Civic. I had to machined the bottom of the body slightly to fit into the head. The shaft was then cut to length and the tab machined on the end. I use the vacuum unit from a 1980 Honda distributor. There was way too much advance so I welded up the slot so all my advance was from 10 to 28 btdc.
I time it for 10 advanced at idle. I also limited the travel on the vacuum unit to retard the spark about 5 under a heavy load.
You could also do this with a 1980 distributor which has an electronic module.
I got the idea for this from CORLEY, you might want to scan his posts on distributors.
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