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Old 08-05-2008, 10:23 PM
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Where to purchase a 226 head.

I'm thinking the head on my truck is cracked. It is still running O.K. but I have a small coolant leak coming right out of the top of the head. Where might I find a new head. I thought I saw some a couple of years ago on the net but I have been unable to find them again. Any help or direction would be appreciated.
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Old 08-06-2008, 05:41 AM
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is it leaking around a head bolt? might just be a head gasket. did engine freeze solid enough to split head? or get way too hot that it warped? or did you retorque head without reason? considering your location, i bet it got too hot and just needs a little machining to straighten out.
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I'm thinking the head on my truck is cracked. It is still running O.K. but I have a small coolant leak coming right out of the top of the head. Where might I find a new head. I thought I saw some a couple of years ago on the net but I have been unable to find them again. Any help or direction would be appreciated.
OHA6050 .. 226 Cylinder Head

Internet parts search: There's exactly one NOS (new old stock) 226 head listed among the 4,500 Ford & Ford obsolete parts dealers in the US & Canada.

Obsolete Ford parts dealer greensalescompany.com has one. 800-543-4959
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Old 08-06-2008, 07:53 AM
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Thanks for the help. I had head gasket problems a couple of years ago so I replaced the head gasket, used sealer on the bolt threads and torqued it per spec. The leak has been there since about that time. It has ~2000 miles on it since then and is running fine. The leak is on top of the head in an open area not around bolts. A small amount of coolant accumulates and then runs into the indentions around one of the plugs. I currently have the transmission out to have it gone through, one of the shift forks broke a couple of weeks ago. I thought that while the truck was out of commission I might work on the head leak as well but wanted to make sure I could find the part if I needed it. Thanks again for the reply.
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