Last weekend, during the Rites of Spring Race, a yearly fun doublehanded race here on San Francisco Bay, my son, Morgan, broke the handle on our old W/C Headmate head. Since they don't make 'em anymore, I couldn't do the old straight "swap-'em-out" routine.
In July 2010 I bought a PHII on a great sale at WM. My garage had been babysitting the new head until Morgan, our expert exhaust hose replacement guy, urged the head replacement project.
Thanks to the great information available from Bill and Mike Vacarro, the new head went in pretty smoothly. Bill's picture tells part of the story, but here are some more flix. Here's Mike's writeup: http://c34.org/bbs/index.php/topic,3296.0.html
Bill's installation has the head closer to the forward wall of the head. In my case, as compared to Mike's, I didn't want to relocate the head outlet hose (if I didn't have to). I didn't. So the head itself is a little further aft than Bill's picture, but still fits on the pedestal.
I didn't install the "back" side "skirt" and may do so after cutting it down as Mike posted, but the front skirt seems to stay on all by itself, held on, no doubt, by "sky hooks."
Update Sept. 2013 - a year and a half later and the front skirt stays on just fine without the back one!
Old head starts...