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Started the engine strip down of my 239 from the M47, and was shocked that it was aluminum. I thought they were all cast iron. Was this a Canadian thing, or was I mistaken?
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Got a picture? Never heard of a factory 8BA with aluminum heads, Canadian or otherwise.
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Wow, those are cool! Shine 'em up! Any corrosion on the face surface?
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Engine came from a fire truck, 9000 original miles. No corrosion. beautiful shape.
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I think I remember seeing a set of those heads on the FordBarn sometime back. They would be cool polished.
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If they are "that" rare, maybe they could be sold for a small but useful profit? Flattie speed parts are always in demand, no?
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I think I remember seeing a set of those heads on the FordBarn sometime back. They would be cool polished.
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I'd bless my good fortune and run them, not sell them. I think most people who'd be interested in aluminum heads would go for aftermarket.
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Thanks for the information everyone!!!! I am going to have them checked for flatness, and polished!!!
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