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Cyl. Heads: What to do for power?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by deothrwhtmt, Apr 15, 2003.

  1. deothrwhtmt

    deothrwhtmt Registered Member

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    Looking at all the options for heads and then realizing how much they are. What can I do to mine? I checked the stamping and they are "880"? They are from a TBI motor and have center bolt covers.
     
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    most aftermarket heads wouldn't work for you. Don't think I have seen ones for TBI engines. You could get yours ported but you can really spend some money there.
     
  3. deothrwhtmt

    deothrwhtmt Registered Member

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    Was kinda thinking that I would go with Vortec heads and intake. Looks like a $700 expense for about 25hp maybe a little more. Is it worth it?
     
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    you could probably get some vortec heads out of a junk yard from a wrecked truck. there is a junk yard here in michigan that sell them for 150 to 250 a pair.
     
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    deothrwhtmt Registered Member

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    Are they straight bolt on or do I have to send them to a shop to have them redone? Any suggestions for a cam to work with these? Is there goin to be any computer issues? Well, when I say these, I mean Vortec heads. Thanks for the responses guys.
     
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    AFAIK they are off low millage trucks, so you probably would not have to do any thing to them unless you would run a cam with a lot of lift. i would keep the cam close to stock if you are going to run the stock tbi. you shouldn't have any problems with the computer.
     
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    Cool. Can you PM me the info. for this yard?
     

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