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Old 07-01-2013, 07:33 PM
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Replacement Heads from Ford

Anyone out there ever replace their heads with the reman kit from Ford? I picked up my new heads this weekend and when I put them on tonight I noticed that a lot of the old bolt holes are not there on the new heads where the old rocket-box would bolt down onto. For example, on the exhaust side of the head, on the outside of the rocker box, there are the head bolts, then the hole for the glow plugs, and then a hole for the rocker-box bolts. On the the new heads though, there is no thread cut for those rocker box bolts to thread into.

Anyone else notice this?

I guess it isn't too critical though. I suppose the 210 ft.lbs. of force on the head studs will be enough to hold that rocker box down.
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:53 PM
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Anyone out there ever replace their heads with the reman kit from Ford? I picked up my new heads this weekend and when I put them on tonight I noticed that a lot of the old bolt holes are not there on the new heads where the old rocket-box would bolt down onto. For example, on the exhaust side of the head, on the outside of the rocker box, there are the head bolts, then the hole for the glow plugs, and then a hole for the rocker-box bolts. On the the new heads though, there is no thread cut for those rocker box bolts to thread into.

Anyone else notice this?

I guess it isn't too critical though. I suppose the 210 ft.lbs. of force on the head studs will be enough to hold that rocker box down.
the new heads don't have them it is completely ok and normal.
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Yep this is normal. There arent any holes anymore. Guess they figured out the head bolts/studs are enough. The last customer rig I did we used new ford heads and they were the same.
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Thanks all. I must have stared at them for 20 minutes thinking I had them on backward, or upside down or something. I finally figured it must be the new design.

I got my new heads in place, and valve rockers in. Then I realized I forgot to take some of the bolts off my old heads before I turned them in. Doh! Gotta call the dealership tomorrow to see if they've shipped them back yet. Hopefully not. I really need the plugs for the back side of the heads where the fuel lines would go if they were reversed.
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