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Re: Himico Cylinder Head

Post by Dropacent » Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:30 pm

Just ping from my poor memory, but I believe they had Himico in raised letters. If you search long enough you should be able to find a picture. Model T haven had a very complete engine not too long ago. Good luck, fascinating motors !


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Re: Himico Cylinder Head

Post by Dropacent » Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:40 pm

Maybe I’m remembering the manifolds with raised HIMICO on them . Sorry, not much help


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Re: Himico Cylinder Head

Post by Dropacent » Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:33 pm

Tim, he had a really nice complete one maybe 6-8 years ago, also. I’m still seeing a himico head in my brain. That was a fantastic engine you just got, great buy! I was very tempted.


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Re: Himico Cylinder Head

Post by Dropacent » Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:04 pm

I’d love some detailed pics of your new motor. I think others would, too.

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Re: Himico Cylinder Head

Post by Mark Nunn » Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:09 pm

Tim, I thought I saw your RPU on Craigslist recently. Was I mistaken or did you change your mind?


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Re: Himico Cylinder Head

Post by Henry K. Lee » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:10 pm

Tim,

Thank You for sharing! Pretty Awesome!

All the Best,

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Re: Himico Cylinder Head

Post by Jim, Sr. » Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:17 am

Tim,
It appears that you do have the HIMICO high velocity cylinder head on your engine. In the original 8 page sales literature it shows the head, and it has most of the little knobs on the top of the head like yours does. I do not remember ever seeing them on any other accessory head for a Model T Ford. Here are some photos from the sales literature.
I hope that you did not pay too much for the Himico. It only cost $184 when it was new. :D
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Re: Himico Cylinder Head

Post by Dropacent » Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:44 am

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Re: Himico Cylinder Head

Post by Dropacent » Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:46 am

Thanks for the pics and all the other info. Looks like you could buy a kit or a complete remanufactured T engine with all their stuff on it. This is the nicest complete one I’ve ever seen, Tim


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Re: Himico Cylinder Head

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Although advertising cuts are notoriously misleading, this one shows some writing on the top of the head, I presume raised letters of HIMICO. It doesn’t make sense they would be so conscious of branding on all their other parts and then not on the head. I guess until one shows itself we will not know for sure. I agree, those raised bumps appear on the cut also. I’m guessing they were core wires or actual casting that was left in place for strength, similar to shoring posts in a coal mine. I’ve seen those in some other aftermarket heads, such as Ricardo . These were made on much smaller scale than ford ever did.
I’m still trying to find a couple simple measurements on a weaver crane, still no luck. Half the fun is the search! When I find a HIMICO branded head, I’ll holler.


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Re: Himico Cylinder Head

Post by Tim Moore » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:32 pm

The HIMICO motor I had was complete except for the lost shift plate. The head was marked AC.


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Re: Himico Cylinder Head

Post by Brian Cress » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:01 pm

Here is a shot of our Himco:
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Re: Himico Cylinder Head

Post by Original Smith » Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:47 pm

Doesn't look like the combustion chamber of that head would be any better than a Ricardo, or Giant Power.


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Re: Himico Cylinder Head

Post by Jim, Sr. » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:02 pm

I found another piece of HIMICO literature recently that is probably later than the other photos that I posted in August when you bought the HIMICO from Model T Haven. Because this piece has the wide pedals like a stock 1926-27 Model T engine, rather than the narrow paddles like the earlier engines, I think that probably dates it.
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Re: Himico Cylinder Head

Post by Joe Bell » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:37 am

I have one of those heads on my fordor and have ran it for years, works great, I have an extra one that I may part with, no cracks! Thanks Joe


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Re: Himico Cylinder Head

Post by Jim, Sr. » Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:52 pm

Tim,
I wonder if the complete engine unit that you have is the Heavy Duty HIMICO like the one in the later literature that I posted?
The Heavy Duty type as shown should have 2 inch journals for the connecting rods and main bearings and a gear driven oil pump. It also does not have magnets on the flywheel or a field coil, so it requires a distributor or magneto.
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