Originally Posted by 1Gary
What you did with the front end of your car is amazing craftsmanship.
Now say you have a short block with all kinds of potential and instead of waiting to get what you need which is a set of AFR's,you buy and use a set of 305's leaving tons on the table just because of some sort of arbitrary budget you have arranged in your head.Yet your tech in cell phone use isn't lacking,your entertainment in cable TV with all the premium channels isn't behind on it's bill,hell your spending more on the extras in life than on the project. So what do you do,make a dump bass decision that effects the whole project for what??. Two reasons. Poor money management and being in too big of a hurry to do what you know already is a better choice in the AFR's.
And when I say you Pugsy,I don't mean you personally.
There does come a point in matching up engine parts where there is no choice. The example of that is a guy who build a 383 bottom and now finds his budget affords 305 smog heads.aaaaaaaaa,Not!!.
My amazement is guys have the kahunas to post what they can't afford or a "budget",but in their lives sure don't have a problem paying for all the extra crap in their lives. Those are the same want-to -be's that hang around the back of our race trailer talking crap about what they want to do having no idea the things we gave up to be racing or have built our current hot rod all the while talking on the most expensive device known to mankind.
OK, but were not talking about 305 heads on 383 bottom end, and you know what....if we were, who cares? If the project is coming together in stages, but its actually BEING DRIVEN then whatever....you seem to think that having a cell phone and giant *** TV and a big house before your drop money on AFR heads is a bad choice....it isn't. I have money, not as much as some, and more then many, so what. The reward in doing stuff yourself, and making it work, far better then everyone says it will, is hugely satisfying. Yah, at a car show, or race track, I expect to see the guy with AFR stamped on the front of his heads to be fast, and if he isn't...its just amusing, but the guy with stamped orange valve covers, steel heads, a Qjet Carb, youndont really expect much from....and when that runs the number, even a respectable one if not a rocket ship, he is the one I wanna learn from, I wanna pick his brain....and I guarantee he is having more fun using what he built, or modified....or (gasp) home ported....then the guy who's stuff isn't even together, or the guys who has 15k wrapped up in it and is afraid to lean on it and break it....anyways...nuff said....we clearly have difference of opinion....