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SVO: Fw: [M] Metal H2O pipes



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Rick Byrnes sent this message, so it's believable.

Start scrounging...


Dave
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> From: RBMOTOR@AOL.COM
> To: MERKUR-OWNERS@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM
> Subject: Re: [M] Metal H2O pipes
> Date: Sunday, November 23, 1997 12:01 PM
> 
> WARNING
> 
> The current Ford service cylinder heads are considerably different than
> original castings and cannot be trusted as the original parts were.
> When the casting and engine plant in Brasil were decommisioned, a
(lifetime)
> supply of heads was obtained. Only they ran out, and the Ford capability
to
> make that part is forever gone.  They have gone to outside suppliers for
> casting and machining, but the results are less than perfect.
> 
> If at all possible rebuild an existing casting.  You will be much
happier,
> particularly if modifications are in your plans.  You cannot machine for
> larger intake valves without hitting water, and in some areas the
combustion
> chamber wall thickness is marginal.  There is more information in the
> archives.
> 
> Eternal vigilance or eternal rest..............I like that.
> 
> 
> Rick