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Old 08-12-2007, 07:54 PM
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how many times can you drop a cast iron head on the cement floor?

just wondering as i put my latest set of heads on a shelf about 2 feet off the ground when i got them and one fell off somehow, so i put if back and the next day it fell off again. put some dents in the cement. they did not hit any of the rocker arm studs. i could tell by the cement on the head they hit on a solid corner each time

i am wondering if it could have hurt them. they are pontiac 4X heads. wish i could say i was kidding but i ain't.

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why not put them in a bag with a little oil coating them and set them on the floor. Harder to fall that way
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Old 08-12-2007, 09:33 PM
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why not put them in a bag with a little oil coating them and set them on the floor. Harder to fall that way
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Brilliant.

Bullheimer, have the heads magnafluxed before you use them. Chances are they will be ok, but it only costs a minimal amount of money to make sure. You can even 'flux 'em yourself. Do a google search for kits.
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Old 08-13-2007, 12:48 AM
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wow, i wish i hadda nickle for every time someone told me to go Flux myself
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I don't want to sound uncaring to your situation Bull, but your thread title has to rank as one of the all time 10 funniest.
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Old 08-13-2007, 07:36 AM
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wow, i wish i hadda nickle for every time someone told me to go Flux myself
Where in the he77 have you been? LMAO! Dang Bull, I miss your humor, drop in more often. As far as the heads go, I wouldn't be worried. Dan
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Old 08-13-2007, 09:52 AM
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chev4x4, that was one of my first things i taught at job corps before i got fired. if it's breakable put it on the floor as it can't ever fall off the floor!

i try cboy and dinger is what i should name those heads now as i have 4 dings in my floor now. i swear. i thought they were fine up there on a 2x4 shelf. glad i didn't put them any higher. they are pretty stout. i wouldnt think they would be damaged. maybe a magna flux wouldn't be a bad idea. esp if i can do it myself. i will check that d y i 'er. if you get the name or website of that thing let me know.

i have been really busy trying to find work and money and get my business going again as i changed my name from Sizzling Shorts Elec. to Mt Vernon Elec. my phonie book ad doesnt draw squat and the Union told me they would not dispatch me anymore as i am a contractor now. my wife is still injured, doc trips. got me 1 67 shell and another 66 lemans shell. got to try and find time to put them together. my wife got 30 for her first dui she has to do home time. we had to clear out all our plants so they can search the house anytime they want. at least i ain't in Iraq brothers!
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I don't know where your heads hit , but I would also check the head surface, may be on a piece of glass to be sure it didn't warp them or cause a smudge or bump on the corner of the surface. Sorry about all the bad luck, you got my sympathy, life can suck sometimes. Keep your Head Up

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