Originally Posted by T45965
Looking or valued comments regarding this engine. It has been balanced/bluprinted with new hardware, but the heads stayed the same (190HP rating). Does it make sense to put new 10:1 or 9:1 heads on it, with new manifold / carb / cam to increase the HP? I really was interested in about 350-450 hp ratings. It seems I could get into this for about $3500 vs a new crate @ $6500. But looking for your advise. Thanks. Steve
Better heads would potentially help but knowing what's on it by casting number would pin point if they need replacement. This engine is right on the edge of where Detroit got lost, some of these came with good stuff and others were confused. Keep in mind that new heads on a $3500 engine will do a lot to close the cost gap to a $6500 engine.