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  • 170 VS 185 Heads

    Are the Heads interchangeable on the 170 & 185 engines? Let me know
    Thanks Anne

    Mabel 1949 Champion
    1957 Silverhawk
    1955 Champion 4Dr.Regal
    Gus 1958 Transtar
    Fresno,Ca
    Mabel 1949 Champion
    Hawk 1957 Silverhawk
    Gus 1958 Transtar
    The Prez 1955 President State
    Blu 1957 Golden Hawk
    Daisy 1954 Regal Commander Starlight Coupe
    Fresno,Ca

  • #2
    Well,

    SASCO lists head # 1544289 for $71 and change. That's a good deal by my standards. It's a head listed for a '58 car but SASCO shows it as an applicable cross for all 170s/185s from '46 thru '60.

    Miscreant adrift in
    the BerStuda Triangle


    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe

    No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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    • #3
      Well,

      SASCO lists head # 1544289 for $71 and change. That's a good deal by my standards. It's a head listed for a '58 car but SASCO shows it as an applicable cross for all 170s/185s from '46 thru '60.

      Miscreant adrift in
      the BerStuda Triangle


      1957 Transtar 1/2ton
      1960 Larkvertible V8
      1958 Provincial wagon
      1953 Commander coupe

      No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

      Comment


      • #4
        Using the '49 head with the 185 engine will raise the compression ratio at least a half-point. So the worst that could happen is ignition ping that you can't get rid of. That's not real likely to happen, but if it does you can easily go back to the 185 head.


        Dwain G.
        (We're not called 'hillbillies' any more....we're now Ozark Americans)!
        D 'N Q RACE ENGINES

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        • #5
          Using the '49 head with the 185 engine will raise the compression ratio at least a half-point. So the worst that could happen is ignition ping that you can't get rid of. That's not real likely to happen, but if it does you can easily go back to the 185 head.


          Dwain G.
          (We're not called 'hillbillies' any more....we're now Ozark Americans)!
          D 'N Q RACE ENGINES

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