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Cracked head

Discussion in 'Ford Falcon' started by JameyE, May 31, 2020.

  1. JameyE

    JameyE New Member

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    Hey guys, I’m needing a head for a 170 in my 61’ 2-door hardtop. Mine cracked at the #1 bolt beside the carb. Can anybody suggest where to find one?
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    Welcome to the FFO!

    Sorry to hear about this.
    Where are you located? (Please complete your profile)

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  3. JameyE

    JameyE New Member

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    WV
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    I could scare up a used one around here. The shipping would double the price I think.

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    Let me know a price when you are able to. Is there anyplace to buy a new one?
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    Dominick 1 Well-Known Member Respected Member

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    Welcome to the Forum
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    redrag Well-Known Member Respected Member

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    is it a head bolt?
  8. JameyE

    JameyE New Member

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    The head cracked at a head bolt
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    redrag Well-Known Member Respected Member

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    bummer. to combustion chamber or to coolant
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    JameyE New Member

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    I believe combustion.
    I pulled the heater hose off the front of the intake to see if water was circulating. The water puddled between the intake & the head. When the car is running, it is blowing bubbles around the #1 bolt.
    The car overheats very quickly after it is started. It has a new radiator, new water pump, & new thermostat
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    redrag Well-Known Member Respected Member

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    too bad . ive seen cracks to coolant succesfully repaired. seldom cracks to combustion
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    I think local places will be better.
    A local engine shop
    Craigslist
    ebay $700 delivered for a whole engine
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1960-FALCO...857812?hash=item2158731514:g:6wIAAOSwf29cPjxc

    This place will have one. It will be used.
    https://www.dvap.com/

    Online cylinder head exchange
    https://www.enginepartstore.com/gas-engine-cylinder-heads
    https://www.cylinder-heads.com/
    https://southeastcylinderhead.com/cylinder-head-services/

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