How to Clean Engine Heads?

Answer Cleaning an engine head as part of an overhaul job is very important. In some cases, it might still be necessary to send the head to a machine shop for a professional cleaning before you proceed to... Read More »

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What Engine Problems Would I Have With Cracked Engine Heads?

An engine block, sometimes mistakenly called an "engine head" (most likely after "cylinder head"), are a vital part to any functioning engine. A cracked engine block occurs when a point in the soli... Read More »

How to Store Engine Cylinder Heads?

Whether you are a mechanic or car restorer, there may come a time when you will have a leftover engine cylinder head that needs to be stored. An engine cylinder head is the block part of the engine... Read More »

How to Remove the Heads on a 390 Ford Engine?

Ford fitted its 390-cubic-inch V-8 engine with a pair of one-piece cylinder heads. The heads contain the valves, the valve springs, the rocker arm assembly and the valve seats. They also serve as a... Read More »

How to Polish and Port Engine Heads?

The first and most important step in performance-engine building, beyond simple parts replacement, is to port and polish the heads. Although a full port job is something best left to shops that spe... Read More »