Re: Aluminum Head?

Posted by Owen_Dyneto on 2018/4/2 8:07:35
The removal and replacement of the cylinder head is of itself a simple enough operation, easily done in a couple of hours though you'll want a buddy for the lifting. Your problem will be finding a 359 aluminum head in good condition, and then the question of once put into service, how long will it remain serviceable; though state of the art for the era that alloy is pretty primitive compared to today's aluminum engine castings. I wouldn't hold out much hope for it though every so often we do see a 359 still happily running with it's aluminum head.

And I'm not sure if magnafluxing can be used for aluminum, I think it needs to be a ferrous metal; if not there are other methods for checking aluminum for cracks.

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