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Wanted : OEM Ford Boss 429 head O ring sets

Anybody have any laying around you want to sell?
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check out Ebay the last set there went for $1200 I think there isa guy there that is reproducing them but they are high also.


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i dont have spares right now,but when i do there around 750 set,this includes all o rings,the org ford set does not,few people know this,and thing something is missing,

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Boss 429 O rings

I have quite a few sets of them but I am currently putting my 1969 Boss 429 ,that I have had since 1973 ,up for sale & if the price is right my stash of spare B429 parts I have will go with the car but if the price is not right,I will not include the parts and sell them outright!
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Check with Jack Roush, no kidding. We did a Boss 429 for a customer and my Dad called Jack and he had the OEM O ring kits for sale and I don't think they were all that expensive. He called him at his place in Livonia MI.

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Roush didn't have any that the parts dept knew of.
Yes,I am aware of the shortage in some of the Ford gasket packs
Bob's got 10 plus sets but won't sell any

Does anyone have any they do want to sell?
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I have been thinking about haviong a gasket company thats close to me make some out of Copper and see how they work. for the head gaskets and then find something to use for the rubber orings..


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I had my Dad look a minute ago and we have a whole set of the rings for the cylinders. The bag doesn't have a part number on it that I can see anymore and the rings don't look like copper but are steel, almost like the fire ring that's in a head gasket.

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I had my Dad look a minute ago and we have a whole set of the rings for the cylinders. The bag doesn't have a part number on it that I can see anymore and the rings don't look like copper but are steel, almost like the fire ring that's in a head gasket.
Yes, the combustion "O"rings are steel.
Do you have the rubber "O" rings for the oil and water passages as well ?
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I don't think we have any of the rubber rings, are they a special size?

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Boss 429 o-rings

These Boss 429 heads can be used without the original o-rings. I have welded the o-ring grooves and made a small clean-up mill on the gasket surface. A stock type head gasket can then be used. The head gasket will need to be trimed a very small amount for pushrod clearance. I have done several sets of Boss heads like this in the past with good success. No more hard to find o-rings, no more oil and water leaks. Also, easy to work on the next time you have the heads off the engine. Just let me know if you need any more info on this. Thanks Dennis Woody
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Boss 429 o-rins

One more good thing I forgot to mention about welding the cylinder heads so you can use head gaskets is= It will cost a lot less than a package of o-rings. At least compared to the prices you were quoted........Thanks again, Dennis Woody
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Re: Boss 429 o-rins

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One more good thing I forgot to mention about welding the cylinder heads so you can use head gaskets is= It will cost a lot less than a package of o-rings. At least compared to the prices you were quoted........Thanks again, Dennis Woody
Thanks Dennis,
I have thought about going the weld and gasket route,but this is a 1 owner original Boss 429 and I'm afraid it would reduce it's value.
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Boss 429 0-rings

I think you could trim the heads gaskets around the heads so they could not be seen with the heads installed. However you are very correct to try to keep that car as original as possible. So the o-rings are the best way to go on your car. I'll check around with some of my customers that have these engines and see if I can locate a set reasonably priced....Thanks..
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O-Rings

These where being reproduced by someone in the Mid West area by the original supplier. Someone was selling them at Ford Calisle.
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