Looking for a good 2.2 std crankshaft ..
The black and white pics you posted aren’t the SOHC crossflow pics, but rather of the super rare DOHC 16-valve 2.0 liter Steinmetz collaboration with Opel. They made a few, but in testing on a Formula 2 race car the driver died and the project was scrapped. However they achieved about 290 hp from a 2.0 liter engine in the early 1970’s. Still impressive.Didn't I hear that these engines had overheating issues?
From what I seem to recall, I think a version of these engines......or the original.......was cut down from a 6cyl engine and required a substantial bit of engineering to get them to work. I also seem to recall that the head hung over the side of the 1.9 block. I've seen prices for these engines as high as $30,000. As Bob said, there is a whole bunch of stuff needed to be designed, made, and considered when making a custom head/engine. If it was easy, everyone would be making them and they wouldn't cost $30,000.
I'm probably wrong about lots of details. I'm sure there are other threads on this topic elsewhere on this site with more info if you search for it.
I've been into it for decades and I'm well equipped.if you cast the head yourself, it’s not easy to get into that. It takes a lot of metal, so you would need a pretty large forge. I understand wanting to pursue rather expensive improvements and custom parts though.
Sounds more like you should be the one making aluminum heads then.I've been into it for decades and I'm well equipped.
I can pour up to 120 lbs of aluminum in one shot.
I'm mostly geared for small production runs using investment block casting. That's where the money's at...
To give you an idea, this is my investment mixer, it mixes and pours 50 lbs of investment all while under vacuum in less than 5 minutes into as many as 8 flasks...
It's the amount of time it takes to design all the cores and patterns that is the issue.. I started modeling heads for the Ford v8 60 awile ago, but there wasn't enough interest in them to be viable.Sounds more like you should be the one making aluminum heads then.
A close replica could easily be cad modeled. It ain't rocket science...Well first we need the CAD files. I might be able to get close to the design by hand. But a really good copy would take $6k. Ya that kinda shut down the 3D scanning.
My grandpa has a ford v8-60! We are putting it in a ford model t kit car that is meant for a vw chassis. He cut it down the middle to fit on an american austin chassis. We are going to hook it up to an ameican bantam transmission. The best part is the windshield that he bought on ebay for 99 cents.It's the amount of time it takes to design all the cores and patterns that is the issue.. I started modeling heads for the Ford v8 60 awile ago, but there wasn't enough interest in them to be viable.
Probably would have only sold 10 sets and by the time all the molds were done, it just wasn't worth it..
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But the water necks that go to these heads have been very desirable. I guess they all got lost or broken off...
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A close replica could easily be cad modeled. It ain't rocket science...