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350 sbc Shortblock and vortec heads


I am looking at buying a rebuilt shortblock that has been bored .030 to .040

Then I would want to get a pair of new Iron Vortec heads.

Am I able to just basically bolt the heads onto the block, or does it take machining to match the two together?

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The heads will bolt to the block, no prob, but you will need a vortec intake, and the heads will also need some machine work if you intend to use a cam with over .470" lift. They are a good budget build head, have fun.
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I agree. The heads bolt to the block as is, but the intake bolt pattern is different from traditional small blocks. Get an intake to fit vortec heads and you're in business.
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