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Cylinder heads
« on: January 13, 2013, 05:18:44 AM »
Does anyone know where i might be able to find one or a matching set of 3947041 heads with a cast date of oct 1 to oct 22? I check  Ebay and CL everyday and theres never anything good or what im looking for.  Any info of a possible vendor/shop online or privatly  greatly appreciated ! MIke

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Re: Cylinder heads
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2013, 10:18:58 PM »
Tracy Performance in MI.
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2013, 03:47:14 AM »
Thanks 68Z,
       Called them already, they didnt have what i needed

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Re: Cylinder heads
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2013, 04:30:18 AM »
There were some places in CA that used to advertise in Hemmings. They had lots of heads....
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Re: Cylinder heads
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2013, 04:36:49 AM »
run a 'wanted ad' in TC.....
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Correct date heads
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2013, 04:06:17 PM »
Many weeks ago i started the winter breakdown of my 350 SS to add some "correct parts". Thought the heads could use a freshening up, off to the machine they went(3947041)Well i got the call, one head has a nasty crack. I started a search and could not come up with a single or a matching set.my question to all is, my cast date for my engine is oct 21 68, my engine build date is oct 24 68, original heads dated oct 3 and 9 68. Would a set of heads dated in late septemeber be possibly "correct" for my car?

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Re: Correct date heads
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2013, 04:13:33 PM »
I don't think 30-45 days in advance of the engine build is 'abnormal', although I haven't seen any specific 'lead times' for heads.   There is always an 'ebb and flow' to the supply chain which causes variations in lead times of various parts at various times.  Note:  even your original heads were 2-3 weeks ahead of the engine casting;  If you only need one head, find a head close in date to the one good one you have which should be less expensive than finding a 'matched' pair; even your original heads didn't have the same date (and probably few do even from the factory)..
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Re: Cylinder heads
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2013, 04:16:05 PM »
Mike, I merged your two thread together since they're related, and yes, late September would be fine.

By the way, you might want to contact THIS GUY and see what the dates on his heads are.

Ed
« Last Edit: January 15, 2013, 04:43:22 PM by Ed Bertrand »

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Re: Cylinder heads
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2013, 05:15:18 PM »
Thanks ed!!

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Re: Cylinder heads
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2013, 12:15:45 PM »
Shipping is going to be a KILLER from CA to NJ :)

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Re: Cylinder heads
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2013, 07:23:01 PM »
I have a set still on the motor but just checked the dates and believe there to late for you. 041 J -30-8 and J-31-8. I will keep looking. Gary

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Re: Cylinder heads
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2013, 01:06:50 AM »
Tom @ Classic Engines 920-235-8365 have had very good luck with him over the years

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Re: Cylinder heads
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2013, 02:27:52 AM »
my brother has a set. i will get the date this weekend
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Re: Cylinder heads
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2013, 05:31:54 AM »
Gary Thanks a million!!!!

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« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2013, 05:34:50 AM »
hope to hear from you this weekend 1slow64, thanks!!!! Rusty i will be calling them in the morning, ive found nothing but dead ends, really stinks!

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Re: Cylinder heads
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2013, 01:03:23 PM »
Did you try Camaro Specialties? Last time I was there they had a pretty good selection of singles and pairs of heads,   http://www.camaros.com/
Mike

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« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2013, 03:14:20 PM »
Mike,
    Ive called so many places i forget if i called them!  Giving them a call, or another call, in a few minutes! Thanks for the link!!  Mike

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« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2013, 03:45:57 PM »
Rusty, just got off the phone with tom at classic engine, all the 041's heads he had were scrapped!  Ouch!!! 

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Re: Cylinder heads
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2013, 03:50:23 PM »
Called camaro specialties, they dont have any! Im about the wave the white flag!!!

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Re: Cylinder heads
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2013, 04:49:29 PM »
Don't give up...   there are tons of this stuff lying around in people's garages...   Keep running your wanted ads..  you will succeed!

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Re: Cylinder heads
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2013, 08:47:27 PM »
X2, it took me 10 years to find mine, remember? :) 

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Re: Cylinder heads
« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2013, 05:14:51 PM »
Can you get the cracked head fixed?
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« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2013, 09:16:26 PM »
68, i could but its in a bad spot and it will eventually fail, i dont want to take that chance

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Re: Cylinder heads
« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2013, 09:25:42 PM »
I've had heads welded and they've been no problem.
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