I am hoping that their is somebody on the list that knows where I can
find info on the Alexander head I have acquired. I am interested in
getting this head installed for the Fall weather cruising season.
It is a 7 port aluminum head. Four intake ports on the right side of
the head and 3 exhaust ports on the left. The standard LCB header
bolts up to the left side. Were these heads designed for the small
bore engines or the 1275? Intake manifolds, are they available?
Any help or information would be greatly appreciated.
59 RHD 5 Speed Sprite
At 11:51 AM 9/10/98 -0400, you wrote:
> As you can tell by the information below, I am trying to gather
> information on an Alexander 7 port head. Any help or guidance
> certainly be appreciated. To date I have only found one reference
> the Alexander heads in David Vizards blue A-Series book. No real
> just a reference in his book.
> Looking at the head, it appears that it had a 1275 head gasket on
> but I am not sure if that is the proper engine to use it on.
> Bob Magnotti
> 59 RHD 5 Speed Sprite
> Fairfax, VA
Subject: Re: Aluminum head
Author: Brian Thornton <email@example.com> at internet
Date: 9/14/98 10:30 AM
I had a look through all of my reference materials regarding your Alexander
7 port head. The only reference I found was the same that you located.
I've never heard of such an animal prior to this post. Sounds like you've
located a very unusual period accessory. Good luck chasing down information.
I'm sorry I couldn't be of more assistance.
>______________________________ Reply Separator
>Subject: Aluminum head
>Author: GMari58175@aol.com at internet
>Date: 9/9/98 6:14 PM
> In a message dated 98-09-09 10:11:55 EDT, you write:
> << I recently got my hands on an Alexander, 7 port, aluminum cross flow
> head. I believe these heads are a period piece and certainly
> collectable but it needs quite a bit of work to bring it back to
> usable condition. Have you any experience or knowledge about these
> heads? If not do you know who I should contact for guidance? >>
> Hmmm, interesting and very specialized type of question. A couple of
> 1. THere is a top shelf race engineering type of specialist named Welsh.
> Gave his catalog away so can't give it to you. Put the word on the list and
> you can get his number/address etc. Top rated from all things I have heard/
> 2. Try contacting Brian Thornton in Michigan. Brian is a bugeye owner who
> received a gold level concours at Conclave. He is also knowlegable
> these special tuning pieces and may be able to suggest a good shop for
> have cc'd Brian on this email. Other than that, I'm afraid I'm dry of
> Sounds like you have a neat piece. Keep me informed
> ------ Message Header Follows ------
> Received: from imo26.mx.aol.com by smtp.itgonline.com
> (PostalUnion/SMTP(tm) v2.1.9i(b5) for Windows NT(tm))
> id AA-1998Sep09.181442.1767.62260; Wed, 09 Sep 1998 18:14:42 -0400
> Received: from GMari58175@aol.com
> by imo26.mx.aol.com (IMOv16.1) id 8VUKa27969;
> Wed, 9 Sep 1998 18:12:39 -0400 (EDT)
> From: GMari58175@aol.com
> Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Wed, 9 Sep 1998 18:12:39 EDT
> To: Bob@itgonline.com
> Cc: email@example.com
> Mime-Version: 1.0
> Subject: Aluminum head
> Content-type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII
> Content-transfer-encoding: 7bit
> X-Mailer: AOL 3.0 16-bit for Windows sub 58
------ Message Header Follows ------
Received: from adams.com by smtp.itgonline.com
(PostalUnion/SMTP(tm) v2.1.9i(b5) for Windows NT(tm))
id AA-1998Sep14.103055.1767.63105; Mon, 14 Sep 1998 10:30:56 -0400
Received: from indymand.adams.com by adams.com (SMI-8.6/SMI-SVR4)
id KAA18461; Mon, 14 Sep 1998 10:32:11 -0400
Received: from lt071.adams.com by indymand.adams.com via SMTP
for <Bob@itgonline.com> id KAA25471; Mon, 14 Sep 1998 10:32:09 -0400
X-Mailer: QUALCOMM Windows Eudora Pro Version 3.0.3 (32)
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 1998 10:22:56 -0400
To: Bob@itgonline.com (Bob)
From: Brian Thornton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Aluminum head
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"