NOS Ford aluminum tunnel port SK heads. Also a single four Dominator intake. Email me for more information and price. I may also have a 1966 side oiler block, steel crank, rods and pistons. Just click on my name. I will try to post some pictures later.
Three 427 Tunnel ports -One 428
This message has been edited by bosscougars on Oct 16, 2010 6:19 PM
Frank, just to name a few things, orig Ford heads had guides with
October 17 2010, 4:31 AM
a flange near the top that would get sandwiched beneath the spring seat and the guides are always more oxidized. Dove heads are associated with poorer machining which would result in things like the valve cover bolt holes being skewed off to the edge of the casting like yours. Orig TP heads have a certain special type of insert in the exhaust flange bolt holes. Orig heads don't look as shiney new on machined surfaces, even NOS. A friend of mine has original SK37080 heads and they are marked differently than yours.
A friend had these heads for over thirty years. So much for the looks new. The Dove heads are cast different on the exhaust flanges. Here's a picture. I did a lot of research before claiming them to be original. Check the extra ear for the third exhaust bolt on this Dove head.
Dove has a number of different patterns, some of them from years back were
October 17 2010, 4:44 PM
what he bought from Ford, then some were modified and ulimately he made some new ones. Some are closer than others to original, but the numerous tell-tale signs like I mentioned before will differentiate them from originals. For example, the pattern Dove uses for his SK aluminum 427 block is the original from Ford, but you can see many attributes in his finished parts that are different from originals. Just my 2 cents, believe what you want.
Mike---I see that you are invisible. No email address or ID so that speaks for itself. I have a few sets of original Dove heads from many years ago and I have talked to Earl at Dove. One of the tell tale signs of Dove heads is the casting for the extra exhaust bolts, just like the high riser ones that are being talked about on the forum. There are a few others that I will share with the person that buys my heads. You said:
[quote]Dove heads are associated with poorer machining which would result in things like the valve cover bolt holes being skewed off to the edge of the casting like yours[/quote]
For your information, if you look at the picture you will see that it was taken on an angle which makes the holes look off center on the right side of the picture. The holes are in the center of the rail like all of my other heads. Since you are not interested in the heads and you have NO idea what you are talking about, tell it to somebody that cares.
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