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67 289 hipo Crane fireball heads
« on: December 26, 2020, 09:32:49 PM »
I have a set of these I need to list on Ebay.  They are dated 7B2.  Were they just an aftermarket part offered by Crane or were they used by Ford/SA in some capacity.

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Re: 67 289 hipo Crane fireball heads
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2020, 09:49:05 PM »
I have a set of these I need to list on Ebay.  They are dated 7B2.  Were they just an aftermarket part offered by Crane or were they used by Ford/SA in some capacity.
They weren't used by Ford or SA but that does not diminish the fact that they are still very extremely desirable heads . Especially for the day 2 crowd. 
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Re: 67 289 hipo Crane fireball heads
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2020, 09:53:01 PM »
Well, I can't find them.  Anyone?  I found other HiPo 289 heads, but not Fireball.

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Cory

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Re: 67 289 hipo Crane fireball heads
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2020, 10:20:29 PM »
Well, I can't find them.  Anyone?  I found other HiPo 289 heads, but not Fireball.

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If you are not familiar with Fireball heads they were a Crane Cam produced item back in the day . I am not sure when they stopped producing them. Crane typically took original hipo heads then did some combustion chamber work and ported the intake and polished the intake and exhaust ports. They also installed the largest intake and exhaust valves you could squeeze in.
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Re: 67 289 hipo Crane fireball heads
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2020, 10:37:46 PM »
I believe they also reshaped the exhaust port to a round configuration vs the rectangular shape.

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Re: 67 289 hipo Crane fireball heads
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2020, 06:50:33 AM »
Correct.  These have a round exhaust port

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Re: 67 289 hipo Crane fireball heads
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2020, 06:51:10 AM »
What are you asking for them?

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Re: 67 289 hipo Crane fireball heads
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2020, 08:29:17 AM »
Iíll put them up on ebay at no reserve if anyone is interested
No clue what they are worth.

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Re: 67 289 hipo Crane fireball heads
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2020, 10:12:58 AM »
  Another way of finding them: Post your seller ID here on the forum.

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Re: 67 289 hipo Crane fireball heads
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2020, 11:46:50 AM »
    The round port idea was unique to the Crane heads. "In the day"  , virtually ANYTHING you ground on the head made it better! Harvey knew the SBFord needed help so he began offering them. The round port is not "ideal" and racers soon figured that out so the idea never really "caught on". When Ford stopped producing the heads ( '68) Crane bought pallets of them and offered them until they ran out ( around '72). To work "properly" the header flange should be round as well and the only way to get that was custom headers "back then". They are still C5OE castings but are out performed by ANY aluminum aftermarket head even one from China. The technology is just that much better.
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Re: 67 289 hipo Crane fireball heads
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2020, 05:29:38 PM »
Well, I can't find them.  Anyone?  I found other HiPo 289 heads, but not Fireball.

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Cory
If you are not familiar with Fireball heads they were a Crane Cam produced item back in the day . I am not sure when they stopped producing them. Crane typically took original hipo heads then did some combustion chamber work and ported the intake and polished the intake and exhaust ports. They also installed the largest intake and exhaust valves you could squeeze in.

Hi Bob, Thank you for the info.  I am familiar with the modified heads.  I still canít find them.  Can you please post the link?

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Cory

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Re: 67 289 hipo Crane fireball heads
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2020, 06:40:37 PM »
I havent had time to grab them from the shop.  Iíll put on ebay soon.   
Iíll try to attach a pic here

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Re: 67 289 hipo Crane fireball heads
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2020, 06:50:41 PM »
Well, I can't find them.  Anyone?  I found other HiPo 289 heads, but not Fireball.

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Cory
If you are not familiar with Fireball heads they were a Crane Cam produced item back in the day . I am not sure when they stopped producing them. Crane typically took original hipo heads then did some combustion chamber work and ported the intake and polished the intake and exhaust ports. They also installed the largest intake and exhaust valves you could squeeze in.

Hi Bob, Thank you for the info.  I am familiar with the modified heads.  I still canít find them.  Can you please post the link?

Thanks

Cory
Cory, in his first post he said "I have a set of these I need to list on Ebay" . Since the post reads like they were not on ebay yet and you were asking about them I thought you were unaware of what they were. I can't post a link because at this time they are still not on ebay. Sorry for the confusion.
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Re: 67 289 hipo Crane fireball heads
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2020, 07:14:55 PM »
Hi Bob, Okay. That makes sense why canít find.  Thank you.  I am not sure then why the OP
posted the thread if he was not going to do it right away or was hoping to get an offer before posting.  His posted intensions really had me confused.  Thanks for the clarification.

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Re: 67 289 hipo Crane fireball heads
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2020, 08:45:13 PM »
If its not snowing tomorrow I will get to the shop to take pictures tomorrow.  They will be listed tomorrow night at no reserve like every other part from JC.  Search seller: mblackmd