Secrets Of Speed Society
Rocket 428 Speed Head
Updated 5-27-2020      If you have been here before hit the refresh arrow on your browser to be sure to see the latest. 
IT IS RUMORED that this is the very same speed head that Flash Gordon used to power his rocket thrusters for his exciting trip to Mars in 1932. On return to earth the enthusiastic crowd overran the space station and the Rocket 428 was purloined from the engine room and forgotten until now.  While going through stacks of old musty " Space Agency" secret blue prints, Charlie Yapp found what he was looking for.  . . . . 
And here it is . . .  Because you and I want to have more fun than the other guys!
NEWS: 5/27/2020: A sample Rocket has been cast and sent to the machine shop for CNC programming. I received a couple images of the laser scan results and all things were spot on.  It appears that the casting and machining  process will be completely successful.  I still need some quotes before we start in earnest.  When that is all settled I will begin the DEPOSIT process in a few days. . . . . .Total pricing has yet to be finalized. . . . . It will be posted here ASAP.
Delivery time frame TBD.
NEWS 5/12/2020:  The Rocket 428 head tooling was received at the foundry yesterday. Gates and vents are being designed for its first test casting. Machine quotes have been requested.

There will be an advance deposit on each head ordered. We will soon be sending out invoices for each order after we have firm total price.
ONLY the deposit is required. Balance will be due about 30 days before shipping. . . Total price has not been determined.
NEWS 5/5/2020: The final CAD drawings have been approved and the mold is being "cut"  today (Tuesday) and is expected to be at the foundry by Thursday. Several cores have been made for test castings, which can be involved.  .  To get on the list send your contact info to me (Charlie Yapp) at  [email protected]
PRICE: at this time TBD
FEATURES: 
Fits all Ford Model A, B, G28T, Gaz, British & Canadian engines 1928-1934
356-T6 fine grained aluminum casting. Polish-able.
7:1 compression ratio (CR) with 6.5:1 CR optional.
Eight (8) spark plug capable for DUAL spark ignitions.
Ships with four (4) spark "plug seals" to run with SINGLE spark ignitions.
Light weight estimated at 24-26 pounds.
Use stock stud sizes and Model A water pump or V-8 pump adapter.
Water port, top rear, for temperature gauge or heater.
Uses any carbon-fiber-over-steel Model B Ford head gasket (we sell).


COMBUSTION CHAMBER:
Accepts large intake and exhaust valves up to 1.750".
Round 3.98" dia. X 0.060" deep fly-cut protects your pistons.
Runs naturally cooler.
Exact same chambers as the retired Lion Speed Head IV . . proven superior performance.
Expect 65 to 75 HP out of the box . . depends on parts employed.
110 HP or more is easy to attain if you know the "secrets of speed".
Chambers surrounded with extra metal to hold heat.
Spark plugs on side at 45 degree (prime default) produce more HP, than over the valves, with a best of class flame front.
Dual Spark ignition produces even more HP and cleaner burn.
4-29-2020  . . .If you have been here before hit the refresh in your browser to be sure to see the latest.
Call or email to get on the list . . No obligation at this point. Deposits will be required when casting begins.

The Rocket 428 Speed Head has  8 spark plug capability and ships with 4 custom made spark plug hole plug/blank offs.
Note there is a tapped hole in top right corner for 1/2" npt plug or  temperature probe or hot water heater.
Note: The machine work, fully machined chamber shapes and water jacket are the same as was on our famous but retired Lion Speed Head.
Combustion Ratio:  Should end up at 155cc(+-) which is about 6.5:1 CR with a 0.080" over-bored engine. 
It has a 0.060" deep fly-cut over the pistons. Milling the head can create higher combustion ratios up to about 10:1.
Weight: about 26 pounds
Performance: Expected to be the same as our old Lion Speed Head, which mean more than the others!! 
Potential from 75HP to over 110HP.
PRICE: UNKNOWN  . . .  But I will stick my head out there and say around ????
WHEN:  Late 2020 to early 2021
Scalded Dog Speed Parts, 3860 Cain  Run Rd, Batavia OH 45103, USA . Phone (513) 724-0700, EST
[email protected]