Watch those new cylinder heads!
Yesterday a 44" Briggs got a new head. There was internal slag that needed to be cleaned off in the area of the seem. I forget the official name for that. Plus, the machined area for the gasket surface had deep nicks. It was opposite of the galley and there seemed to be enough seal area. It was the first time I've seen that. For sure, it wouldn't have been good in the galley area. The last head I installed of this number was labeled made in USA, the new one made in China. Is this the sign of things to come on our machined cast parts? Next year, will these heads be in the Stens catalog???