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Old 04-21-2011, 06:50 PM
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Aluminum Heads ????

I have a 70 Vette that needs a valve job. I have decided to just replace the old double humpers with a fresh set of aluminum heads but there are so many out there
I will be running a half lift solid tappet cam
Can anyone suggest the best set for me and what cc should I be looking for
It is a weekend car seldom driven
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Old 04-21-2011, 06:59 PM
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What is a "half lift solid tappet cam"??

Chamber volume depends on what c.r. you're working toward.

Here's one of many calculators available.
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He probably means a "half inch" lift cam, but I've never heard it put quite that way before.
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Everyone seems to be raving over the Air Flow Research heads..... But they are expensive. You will be paying as much for a set as all the non chevy guys have been paying for their heads for years

You'll need to tell everyone about your setup in greater detail before they will be able to really be specific though
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If I were you, I might consider the entry level aluminum heads from Edelbrock, the E-Street head. 900 bucks for the pair, ready to bolt on. Use a RPM intake, 750 carb and 1 5/8" long-tube headers.
http://www.edelbrock.com/automotive_..._estreet.shtml
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/EDL-5073/
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/EDL-5089/
I know you're going to tell me that an RPM intake won't fit under your hood, to which I will reply....What Hood?
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I have Edelbrock rpm. Hard to beat for the street and price. Quality product.
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I know you're going to tell me that an RPM intake won't fit under your hood, to which I will reply....What Hood?[/QUOTE]

Sad to say I still have a sbc hood on now. But I am looking even tho this has broken me
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Edelbrock And the RPM intake just run the stock drop base filter housing, That's the problem you can't run just any air filter set-up on those cars ask me how i know .


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Sad to say I still have a sbc hood on now. But I am looking even tho this has broken me
Cut it for clearance and glass a bubble on it. You're gonna need a 14" X 3" air filter anyway. Make it 14" X 4" while you're doin' it.
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I have a 70 Vette that needs a valve job. I have decided to just replace the old double humpers with a fresh set of aluminum heads but there are so many out there
I will be running a half lift solid tappet cam
Can anyone suggest the best set for me and what cc should I be looking for
It is a weekend car seldom driven
Thanks
In the off chance the engine is original, hang on to the part$ you remove.
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from my own experience just put a set of edelbrock e streets on ford powered 32 roadster good value, performance wise not much different cause cast heads had big valves ported, but big weight difference regards pedro
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