I just added the last twenty EDGY heads for sale! These will most likely be the last EDGYs ever produced so if you want one, do it now! PLEASE understand that free shipping is only on US orders. International orders must pay actual shipping fees, taxes, and tariffs. Look into the BEFORE you order. The last one sent to Australia has over $400 in fees!
A few 25" will be listed later this week. Thanks for your support!
Holes have been tapped and the heads are at the machine shop! The final steps are finish surfacing the gasket surface and a thorough cleaning. It appears that twenty-three 23" and five 25" are good to sell (meaning no flaws or porosity) and I will be posting them for sale very soon, possibly the middle of next week. It will take an additional two weeks for packaging and shipping.
As a reminder, these will be the last of the EDGY heads for the foreseeable future, as our efforts are going to turn back to our Bonneville Racing for the next couple of years!
We are devastated to report that Santa spent a little too much time with the Egg Nog and the Naughty Elf instead of the milling machine. As hoped, the final batch of EDGY heads is still in Montana awaiting final machining. We Elves seriously hope to have them available by the end of January. The bright side is that we will be shipping them straight from Montana so it'll save you from having to pay sales tax. Stay tuned to this site and Facebook for additional information!
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What will probably be the final (at least for the foreseeable future) batch of twenty-four EDGY 23" heads has been cast. They still need to be heat treated and shotpeened before I can pick them up at the foundry in L.A. I hope to be able to do so by the end of the month. They will still need to be machined and surfaced, but I still anticipate them being ready for sale by the end of December, just in time for Santa.
I am not accepting pre-orders because it is inevitable that some of the castings have porosity issues that cannot be discovered until machined, at which point the bad castings are returned to the foundry for credit, meaning the final number will most-likely be less than the 24 cast.
Please stay posted to the website and/or Facebook page for updates.
Thank you, Pedro
Unfortunately, most of the last batch of heads that were cast had some minor porosity issues. The problem is that these flaws do not appear until the final surfacing hone, right when we expect to ship them!
While I suppose many wouldn't sweat it, it's a big deal to us, so we returned thirteen heads to the foundry for replacement. I've met with the foundry twice, as well as a third party casting expert to try to identify the problem. We determined that since it occurred at the point of greatest density, the location of the vents on the pattern was the culprit.
The pattern has now been modified to place the vents over the areas of highest density, which will allow access to draw to more molten aluminum as the head cools and shrinks. We are confident that this will fully address the issue.
What does this mean to you? Well, it means that if you haven't received your pre-ordered 23 or 25" head yet, you will have to patiently wait until mid-November. If you cannot wait that long, please feel free to email me at email@example.com and I will kindly refund your payment. I have also removed the ability to pre-order until we receive the new heads and are 100 percent confident that the problem has been solved.
Our apologies for the inconvenience, but providing the highest-quality, 100% USA designed, cast, and machined pure-ingot A356, small-batch cast parts isn't always a walk in the park.
If it were easy...
I sent an email to everyone who ordered a cylinder head asking to confirm their shipping information and to get a phone number. Unfortunately, several of these emails bounced back to me as invalid addresses. If you ordered and paid for a 23 or 25" cylinder head, please email the following to - firstname.lastname@example.org
Head 23 or 25" and quantity
Home or Business?
All US orders will go out FedEx Ground. All International orders will be shipped USPS. I will send you a return an email with the shipping fee.
I have ordered 25 more 23" heads that will be available June of 2019 (please note that I've learned my lesson about how long this actually takes).
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Cheers to a wonderful New Year!
What am I most Thankful for today? It might quite possibly be the same thing you are!
I'm happy to announce that all of the heads have had the deck-side CNC machined by the high school shop students of the SkillsUSA program in Winnett, Montana. The top sides, spark plug holes and threads, and stud bosses are being machined starting this week. This process will take less time than the initial one because the heads can now be easily located off the stud holes, whereas machining the gasket side required tedious indexing, especially in a learning environment, and where a single mistake was not an option! The heads will then travel from Winnett to Bozeman where the bottom will finish surfaced at our local machine shop, Engine Machine and Supply by our own Tony Smith. We sincerely hope the first of them will be shipped by the 7th of December.
I appreciate your patience. I realize from afar it seems like one excuse after another. It has unfortunately just been a very steep learning curve from start to finish – from unexpected problems with the patterns that required extensive (and expensive) modifications, to delays and communication issues with the foundry, to spooling up the high school students, as well as their instructor on their first HAAS CNC. That being said, we are very happy with the finished product, and the prototype is already up and running.
For those of you who pre-ordered, I will be sending out an email through PayPal to verify your shipping address soon.
I will have another batch of fifteen EDGY cast for next year, but I will not list them for sale until they are ready to ship!
Side covers will be available soon, and the EFI intake is being drafted by the pattern maker as we speak.
Again, my apologies and thank you for your patience!
We are very close! We test machined our first Gen II EDGY head. We're very pleased with the quality, accuracy, flatness, and density of the casting. Those measurements will now be used to make the CAD files to machine the remainder of the heads. Our goal of shipping by the end of this month still seems to be realistic. Again, our sincerest apologies for the delay. Fortunately the improvements we made to the patterns for the Gen II head will be worth the wait!
They're here! Hopefully, this will be my last apology for delays on your cylinder head! The heads arrived from the foundry at the end of last week. We will be machining a couple of both the 23 and 25" to finalize the CAD files and CC the combustion chambers and then the CNC machining can begin. Id all goes as planned, your head will be shipped soon! Again, thank you for your patience!