posted May 16, 2002 10:50 AM
I've got a set of heads that recently cracked after the engine ran hot. I figured I'd ask if anyone on here knew of anyone who specialized in repairing them. I'd usually just pitch em into the scrap iron pile but I did read a post on here one time about someone welding some cracks up. These are cracked from the center head bolt hole to the water jacket closest to the intake in the center. I can't recall for sure but it may have been Hendren racing engines that commented on cracked heads before. Also has anyone had problems with repaired heads failing quickly?
posted May 16, 2002 05:14 PM
I bet your local welding shop can most likely fix those, but I would think like you in that I would want a reliable and trustworthy repairman working on my heads. I guess the only question is can another set be had and redone for racing for as much or maybe cheaper?
posted May 16, 2002 08:52 PM
I KNOW ITS A LONG WAY FROM LOUISIANA BUT I KNOW OF A PLACE IN MOOREFIELD WV ITS CALLED SHERMANS MACHINE SHOP.THEY HAVE FIXED A HEAD AND TWO BLOCKS FOR ME AND I'VE NEVER HAD A PROBLEM. IF YOU'D LIKE I CAN GET YOU THE PHONE #.I ONLY LIVE 50 MILES FROM IT