Original Ford Boss 429 and A441 Heads Will Be Back in Production

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Original Ford Boss 429 and A441 Heads Will Be Back in Production

Post  Paul Kane on October 22nd 2012, 6:05 pm

The original Ford Boss 429 Hemi and Ford SVO A441 Hemi cylinder heads will be returning to production.  These historical cylinder heads still have their place in the world of Ford history and in racing with Ford-powered racing vehicles/vessels, and it's great that the sparssness of their availability will soon be diminished.

Starting with the casting process, these heads will be poured into the original patterns which have been completely refurbished to be put back into use. And so both the Boss 429 and A441 heads will be just like the originals, the only (internal/non-visible) upgrades being that the Boss 429 head will have a thicker cylinder deck and gusseted combustion chamber skull for strengthening and reinforcement for power applications beyond restoration vehicle purposes. They will be machined per the original Ford drawings, and so externally the appearances of both heads will be exactly as they were when originally manufactured by Ford.

I am not at liberty to disclose great details beyond what I am allowed to state here; I will go so far as to say that it is essentailly a "brand new" undertaking has not come about by purchasing another aftermarket cylinder head manufaturer's patterns and blueprints.  This is as close to through-and-through OEM Ford Boss 429 and A441 originals as is possible.  Rocker arm production will also commence.

As I personally continue to see the interest in the 385 Series platform grow, it's fantastic to know that pieces of history such as these heads will be available to those that are only discovering 385 Series just now, and that they will be available to enthusiasts and restorers who have longed for them to be readily accessible.

Very Happy

Paul

Updated, manufacturer's website: http://www.blue-crescent.com/



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Re: Original Ford Boss 429 and A441 Heads Will Be Back in Production

Post  schmitty on October 22nd 2012, 6:42 pm

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Post  Mike R on October 22nd 2012, 8:45 pm

Thanks for the info Paul, keep the updates coming cheers cheers cheers

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Re: Original Ford Boss 429 and A441 Heads Will Be Back in Production

Post  Paul Kane on October 23rd 2012, 11:17 am

I know that the first castings have been poured and are at machining...

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Post  k.pascoe on October 23rd 2012, 11:22 am

Paul, Will the A441 Runners all be angled the same goofy way ? All the same way?! Not sure Mr. Root was thinking correctly.

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Post  dfree383 on October 23rd 2012, 11:23 am

Any idea on cost?

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Post  the Coug on October 23rd 2012, 11:35 am

dfree383 wrote:Any idea on cost?





what does it matter to you Dave you have a set of the Kaase boss 9 heads and you are tryinf to sell them....

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Post  Paul Kane on October 23rd 2012, 11:44 am

Guys, I don't know the answers to your questions because we are not the actual supplier or maker of the new heads, and this is still in its infancy. I am able to relay this much detail only because the new business purchased a quantity of our engine components for their racing program. Obviously I had lots of questions, too, and I asked only as much as I felt professionally appropriate. I also asked permission to leak the above info, and received their approval.

Personally, my initial impression is that there is reasonable financing behind this endeavor. They have a Top Alcohol Funny Car program and also play with Fuel, currently experimenting with TFX Hemi engines. BUT they are Ford guys to the bitter end and have therefore entered the 385 Series head biz. TFX Hemis are far from outdated technology and if I ventured to take a guess...I'd think they might very well further develop the Ford head programs that they've taken on. But this is only spectulation on my part.

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Post  dfree383 on October 23rd 2012, 11:58 am

the Coug wrote:
dfree383 wrote:Any idea on cost?





what does it matter to you Dave you have a set of the Kaase boss 9 heads and you are tryinf to sell them....

Might want a set or two..... Suspect

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Post  jasonf on October 23rd 2012, 7:57 pm

dfree383 wrote:
the Coug wrote:
dfree383 wrote:Any idea on cost?





what does it matter to you Dave you have a set of the Kaase boss 9 heads and you are tryinf to sell them....

Might want a set or two..... Suspect

Maybe they will be $19.95 and you'll have to lower your prices.... lol! lol!

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Post  dfree383 on October 23rd 2012, 9:59 pm

jasonf wrote:
dfree383 wrote:
the Coug wrote:
dfree383 wrote:Any idea on cost?





what does it matter to you Dave you have a set of the Kaase boss 9 heads and you are tryinf to sell them....

Might want a set or two..... Suspect

Maybe they will be $19.95 and you'll have to lower your prices.... lol! lol!

Per pound maybe...... lol!

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Re: Original Ford Boss 429 and A441 Heads Will Be Back in Production

Post  gordyd4 on September 26th 2013, 2:08 am

What ever happened to these heads?

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Re: Original Ford Boss 429 and A441 Heads Will Be Back in Production

Post  Paul Kane on September 26th 2013, 1:36 pm

gordyd4 wrote:What ever happened to these heads?
This specific A441 head program is not dead, however I am not at liberty to give further details.   That said, I would suggest that if you have a shortblock waiting for a set and need them immediately then for the time being you might consider other A441 offerings that are current...but again this particular head program is not dead.

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A441 Heads

Post  Lawman on April 22nd 2014, 3:17 pm

The original A441 heads are ready for market - they are being produced by Blue Crescent Cylinder Heads and Engine Components - so keep your eyes out for them

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Re: Original Ford Boss 429 and A441 Heads Will Be Back in Production

Post  Paul Kane on April 22nd 2014, 4:07 pm

Lawman wrote:The original A441 heads are ready for market - they are being produced by Blue Crescent Cylinder Heads and Engine Components - so keep your eyes out for them
Nice to hear from you, Sam, thanks for the update.  Cool 

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