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Joe L    Posted 08-13-2017 at 18:31:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Sherman Hi-Torque Head
  • I was wondering if anyone had any information on the Sherman Hi-Torque aluminum cylinder head that was made for the 8N? My '48 8N needs a new head, so I thought it would be a pretty neat project to try and make for myself. I've been a machinist for awhile now and have done some metal casting in the past so I have a bit of an idea on how to do it.

    If anyone has any pictures or other information on it, I would greatly appreciate it.

    Dave H    Posted 08-14-2017 at 07:46:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Dan

    I am interested in the Sherman Head you have also. i failed in other attempt to contact you other than this..

    If it does not go I would appreciate a price on it



    Farmer Dan    Posted 08-14-2017 at 12:18:28 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I just sent you an email

    Rustyal    Posted 08-13-2017 at 22:42:18 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I'm a machinist also. But building a cylinder head? Not sure it is worth the trouble.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 08-14-2017 at 17:20:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Unless you have the proper equipment and a good blueprint/drawing to go by, I wouldn't try casting and machining a head unless you are really bored, have patience, and willing to accept defeat with trial and error. I spent over 35 years in the automotive industry, beginning in 1973 as a basic machinist learning the machine tool trade and ending in 2010 as a mechanical/manufacturing engineer. Machining is my forte, a CNC turning and milling specialist, as well as QC, and supervision. I can cut you a piece of steel, cast iron, or aluminum within 10 microns but when it comes to cutting wood, forget it -I couldn't cut a board straight no matter what. I had casting and forming classes in college, melting our own scrap aluminum, making our own sand molds, and pouring the molten aluminum. One of my projects was a Ford 9N-9425 Manifold -minus the cores -we didn't have that much technology in the lab. As an engineer for three different Tier 1 companies, I spent many days in plants, foundries, and supply chain customer's facilities helping solve problems and seeing and learning all aspects of manufacturing. I spent 2-1/2 years in the GM Casting and Forming Plant in Saginaw, MI with our cylinder liners being cast into lost foam molds. I did however have a guy in New York make me some cast iron pulleys for the original small 9N-10000-A generator a few years ago and he did a fabulous job. I supplied a broken original and the original drawing for him -SEE HERE:


    Rustyal    Posted 08-14-2017 at 19:43:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • He did a good job. We used to ship parts to Saginaw. I set up a chucker to machine a GM pulley which shipped to a plant in Saginaw. Small world. Good times working in the American auto industry.

    Joe L    Posted 08-13-2017 at 23:14:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • It's probably not, but it sounds fun. I haven't casted anything with cores in the past, so making those water passages would probably be the biggest challenge. Luckily it's a flathead. OHV would be a different story.

    Rustyal    Posted 08-14-2017 at 14:20:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I was thinking of the passages also.

    Farmer Dan    Posted 08-13-2017 at 21:41:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I do have a sherman head on my 1940 9N. Problem is getting it off. Since my health went south on me, if you want it you will have to come get it. Here is a picture of the head before I put it on about 4 years ago.

    36 coupe    Posted 08-19-2017 at 07:59:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Ford started using aluminum heads on the V8 in 1934.There were problems getting them off a few years later.The aluminum seized on the steel studs.I would not put an aluminum head on my tractor.Ford quit using aluminum heads in 1936.I used cast iron high compression heads on the 59A engine I put in the 36 coupe in the 50S.

    Farmer Dan    Posted 08-19-2017 at 09:27:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I put anti-seize on the studs before assembly. Should be ok.

    Joe L    Posted 08-13-2017 at 23:16:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks for the pictures, Dan. Out of curiosity, how much would you want for it?

    Rustyal    Posted 08-13-2017 at 22:45:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I've looked for one of these on a tractor. You don't see them much.

    JMOR    Posted 08-13-2017 at 20:59:25 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • send me an e-mail & I will respond with 3-4 pictures, some with dimensions.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 08-14-2017 at 16:26:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • JESSE-
    Send me the picture sand I can upload them now that I have another hosting service...

    Tim *PloughNman* Daley(MI)

    *9N653I* & *8NI55I3*

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