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Aluminum cylinder heads

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Are they currently available? Getting ready for a new build 1959 block, forged nitrided crank, y block blower manifold, 471 gmc blower in my 1930 Model A coupe. Should be fun!

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You’ll have to call John and ask, unless someone here has talked to him recently.

The F code in my 32 is more fun than I can stand, a 4-71 in an A will be really something.

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I may be wrong, but I was under the impression that the aluminum heads may have higher compression than you want for running a blower set-up on the street. On my blower motor I kept the compression low by using the 471 heads and relieving the block. I'm pretty sure my static compression is around 8.0. 

http://forums.y-blocksforever.com/uploads/images/4a19e870-e870-4f63-a0a4-db5b.jpg  Ron Lane,  Meridian, ID



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You can run dished pistons.

When John first started producing the heads, I asked if there would be enough material in the combustion chamber to open them up for boosted applications.  I don't remember the answer and a lot could have changed with the casting between then and now.  Best to talk to him about it.


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Thanks guys I will talk to Mr. Mummert when I can.

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