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Old 12-26-2001, 02:33 PM
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Does anyone know if you can powder coat a set of flatheads, and is it a good idea? Have a Merc and was told the 53 heads make good power and are very reliable.
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Old 12-27-2001, 08:37 PM
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I would presume that you can powder Coat anything that can conduct a magnetic charge. I don't know why it wouldn't work, but would avoid coating the gasket surfaces. I don't believe it would cause any problems. Not my experience, but what i know about PC'ing. Check with others before using this as gospel.... Good luck.
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this is an interesting idea. how much heat can powder coating take?
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One of the Exhaust Header coatings might be a better choice. I can see where it could get expensive as prep time would, I think, be very critical so a not to coat unwanted area's


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Just remember this: Powder coating may reduce the ability of the heads to dissipate heat, and exhaust coatings may do the same thing. Just something to think about.
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The other half of your question was about the heads. The 52-53 Merc heads (EAC) on a merc motor produce about the same CR as the 8BA heads on Ford motors 49-51.
The smallest combustion area was produced in the 52-53 Ford heads (EAB) and therefore produce the highest compression ratio available with stock heads when used on either motor.

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