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80’s era 351w heads

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Re: 80’s era 351w heads

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Well if it was for me. Be different.
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Steve.k wrote: Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:07 pm The twisted wedge heads are the top of pile. This guys on a budget and not looking to spend much money. Trying to find the best bang for buck.
Unless your doing the machine work for free he’s probably not going to save a lot of money. It’s like reconditioning stock rods instead of buying new aftermarket rods.

The problem is that most new heads need a good valve job out of the box but they come with new valves, seals, springs, retainers, locks, studs and guide plates.
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blackford wrote: Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:01 pm
fordified wrote: Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:54 pm It’s not about buying power. It’s about having a much better starting point and room to grow.

Would you put an AM radio and a 8 track in a car and expect it to sound good?
I just get more satisfaction out of it when I accomplish it myself...that's all. :D
You can’t argue with that. There’s a lot of satisfaction making power with oem stuff that wasn’t from a boss, hi-po cj.
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fordified wrote: Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:31 pm
Steve.k wrote: Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:07 pm The twisted wedge heads are the top of pile. This guys on a budget and not looking to spend much money. Trying to find the best bang for buck.
Unless your doing the machine work for free he’s probably not going to save a lot of money. It’s like reconditioning stock rods instead of buying new aftermarket rods.

The problem is that most new heads need a good valve job out of the box but they come with new valves, seals, springs, retainers, locks, studs and guide plates.
Not sure about that. The ebrock streets we put on were just fine didn’t need anything. The other stock heads needed , guides valve work and seats touched up, decks resurfaced etc. Cost would have been the same and flow less. So I’m thinking we gained. If this guy was a hard core racer then yes. Trick flow or a good Cleveland head. He’s not!
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Re: 80’s era 351w heads

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I have an extra set of stock '71 351w heads I'll make a deal on.
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https://speedmaster79.com/Ford-SB-289-3 ... inder-Head

Hard to justify messing with 30-40 year old smogger heads for that price.
Somewhat handy with a die grinder.
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Re: 80’s era 351w heads

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Steve,
Have a look at this thread.

2 heads better than 1 - power porting E7TE iron.
viewtopic.php?t=48390&start=1

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