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Prefered engine heads?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by broncoman6524, Oct 4, 2006.

  1. broncoman6524

    broncoman6524 1/2 ton status

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    whats everybody runnin/ prefer? i *hope* to build a 383 soon for my senior project adn im unsure as to what direction i should go. ive heard good things about the vortec heads. but im tryin to weigh all my options thanks guys.
     
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    it really depends on what you are looking to get out of the engine, vortecs can be a cheap option if you are not going to run a huge cam and not to much compression, if you are looking for a big cam and compression you will want to look in to aluminum heads
     
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    im lookin into the comp cams extreme torque 4x4 series cams. im hoping to have a lower 9:1ish compression so i can try to run 87 or 89 octane
     
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    the big think with the vortec heads is the max lift is around .500 i belive if you want more than that you will need to spend some money to get the spring pockets machined so you can run a aftermarket spring allowing you to run larger lift cams, for that amount of compression the vortecs should be good for you
     

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