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Old 10-21-2002, 02:13 PM
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The 80 Elky is getting ready to go through some major life changes including some motor work, so here is the qestion.

I hear everybody talking about vortec heads are thes that much better than an old set of 1.94 heads (redone of course)?

#2 I have already bought a new performer intake and a set of edelbrock elite valve covers, wich i cant return cause i bought them at a swap meet.If i go with the vortec heads i cant use either, but is the differance in performance worth shelling out another couple hundred bucks for another intake and valve covers.

Any of your vast mechanical knowledge would be appreciated.

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Im just not sold on em. If your wanting cheaper heads than Dart or Edelbrocks then the vortecs are alright, but Id save a couple hundred more and but the darts or has a dart casting called pro lightnings for 675 bucks that looks real sweet. Id use them before Vortecs. They just limit your valve cover and intake selection and dont flow as well as the heads I talked about. HG
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The Vortec head does outflow alot of aftermarket heads, and they do it with only a 170 CC intake runner. They are less expensive than alot of aftermarket stuff, but you have to buy a special intake, and you have to work the springs over for big cams. so, if you already have a standard intake and rocker covers, you probably would be good to upgrade to a Sportsman Head or ProAction Iron Lightning head.
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