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ryan
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posted April 03, 2002 01:32 PM
Got my motor about ready to fire up and then I saw water leaking somewhere on my head. So we took the header off and water was dripping out of the exahaust port. Whats wrong? Is it cracked if it is can it be fixed or is the head gasket ******* or is it something else. I hope it's not cracked I just spent $300 on them a little while ago p.s I called the guy who owned them before he said he ran them last year with no problems. He sounded honest.


Flatlander
Member
posted April 03, 2002 01:55 PM
did not turn the motor over didn't pressure test not milled


Flatlander
Member
posted April 03, 2002 02:16 PM
DID YOU HAVE ANY HEAD WORK DONE? IF YOU DID AND THEY CUT THE VAVLE GUIDES OUT THEY COULD HAVE CUT TO MUCH. DEALING WITH THAT ON A FRIENDS CAR.


sdhnc29
Member
posted April 04, 2002 12:55 AM
What type of head is it ryan ?? There are a couple of common thing's that you see with the problem your having . They are , casting flaw in the exhaust port (pin hole) , or someone got carried away with the porting tool . I'd warm the engine up to operating temp. , and then take a radiator pressure tester and pressurize the cooling system . Pull your header back off , and see if you can tell where the water is coming from . Odds are it will be from inside the port it's self , and can usually be seen after pressurizing the system .

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Hendren Racing Engines
Rutherfordton , NC
(828)286-0780


ryan
Member
posted April 04, 2002 12:45 PM
The are ported 462 double humps w/2.02. But now one of them is an expensive door stop. It is cracked on the top side of the #5 cylinder exhaust port. The bad thing is I had a set of 441's from last year that I sold just last Saturday. I thought I was going to be pretty competitive this year, but it looks like I'll be getting a face full of mudd every week

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ford5
Member
posted April 04, 2002 07:37 PM
ryan , that head could be fixed very easy, if it was here, i could fix it, ive got what they call a powder torch, it can repair cracks like that, ive fixed alot of heads where, like steve says somebody gets wild with a dremel tool while porting. find someone who can repair it


sdhnc29
Member
posted April 04, 2002 10:48 PM
ford5 ,

Can you do spray welding on cast iron ? If so , I might have a customer for you ! Let me know .

Thanks ,
Steve

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Hendren Racing Engines
Rutherfordton , NC
(828)286-0780


ryan
Member
posted April 04, 2002 11:50 PM
Before I do anything else with the heads I need to get them tested for any other problems. Ford 5 how much does a procedure like that cost. Also how do I find out if anyone in my area does that there aren't alot of machine shops in the area. If I can't get them fixed how bad would it be to run one ported head and one stock. I appreciate all your help guys it was pretty devestating to be about ready to hear that motor rumble then find out you have to tear it back down

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Flatlander
Member
posted April 05, 2002 07:36 AM
ryan, it should not cost that much to do that. where are you located at? and steve i have this powder torch that i bought in fla. about 7 yrs. ago a co. from ca. makes it, can look up the name if you like ,it seems to work pretty good if there is good access to the area to be welded. it is only compatable to a harris handle it sprays nickle powder. kinda of like the opposite of a cutting torch


ford5
Member
posted April 05, 2002 07:40 AM
oops, sorry i think i mean Harrison handle


ryan
Member
posted April 05, 2002 08:42 PM
I live in the North East part of Nebraska


ryan
Member
posted April 05, 2002 08:46 PM
I got your E-mail Flatlander


Flatlander
Member
posted April 05, 2002 11:44 PM
Thanks Flatlander


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