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Good Flow Inexpensive Heads For 350

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Beards88, Mar 11, 2004.

  1. Beards88

    Beards88 Registered Member

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    I am trying to find some heads for my 89 350 motor that are good and I can still use my Edelbrock Performer intake. I have looked into the Vortecs but they require the Vortec Intake also. I am not looking at spending too much. Any suggestions would be helpful.

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    From what I understand, you can do a little porting on the TBI heads an gain about 25 HP. I have a buddy that is using them on a 383 with great results...
     
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    VOrtec. Check www.paceperformance.com I think you can get the Vortec heads with 86+ intake bolt pattern now...
     
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    fulies.

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    you forgot to finish your sentence, so i'll do it for you...

    fuelies are outdated trash that will cost you more to refinish than you can buy a whole longblock for. whatever you do, dont get a set! in order to get them even close to a set of Vortecs, you'll have more than the price of the Vortecs AND the intake to mate them to your TBI in the port job.
     
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    vortec hands down
     
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    For an inexspensive head that is fairly plentiful you can't beat an 882.
    I have built several engines with those heads and always had good results.
    CHP did a head comparison with all kinds of different heads and in the under 179CC category the 882 did real well compared to the rest.
    Here is a quick run down on what they found.
    882 heads. 1.94/1.50 valves
    151 CC runners
    76CC chambers
    I flow @ 0.400: 203 cfm.
    Vortecs. 1.94/1.50
    170 CC runners
    64 CC chambers
    I flow @ 0.400: 227 cfm
    W/P SR torquer 2.02/1.60 valves
    170 cc ports
    67 cc chambers
    I flow @ 0.400: 205 cfm.
    There are other heads on the list in that category but those 3 are the ones that stand out as an inexspensive head that do well with out having to start gettin wild with a die grinder.
    I have a set of 487's that I was gonna use but my buddy hooked me up with a set of 1.94 882's that are in excelant shape and I am going to use them instead.
    If I had $20 bills leakin out my butt I would drop a set of W/P heads on in a heart beat.
    That is another set of heads that I have had good results with.
     
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    World Product SR re good and fairly cheap.
    If you can find a good set of old Fulies I would consider those. Someone was selling a nice set of 042 fuelies for something lke $200 here a couple months back. I run 186 heads on my street car and they work pretty good.

    Vortec's are nice but your going to be in the $500+ range just for a set of heads
     
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    If this is the original '89 TBI motor/TBI intake, don't see how any of the older heads being posted helps him any.

    I don't know as the pro-toplines are the best of the better flowing heads, there seems to be some inconsistency depending on who you talk to, but flow isn't the end all of head performance, or those old heads WOULD be worth something, except in racing classes where good (read: new) head designs are allowed.

    For the price and construction/performance though, (again depending on who you want to believe) the Pro-Toplines are to be seriously considered.
     

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