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Old 01-13-2004, 07:52 PM
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Cylinder Heads

There is a guy not to far from me that has a set of heads that were done at a local hot rod shop for sell. The numbers are 340292. They are redone with 7/16 screw in studs, manley valves 2.05 intake and 1.60 exhaust. Port matched int/exh, 64cc, etc. Zero miles on them, they are angle plug heads. I tried looking on the internet for some info on them and it says they are 70's over counter heads, high performance hard to find heads. Anyways, he wants $750 for them. Is this a good deal or not? Would I be better off getting some aftermarket heads for around $800-$900, or are these high performance port/polished heads better? This is going to go on my mild dailey driven 350. What do you guys think?

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Old 01-13-2004, 08:12 PM
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That is not a real great price for the heads. For a few bucks more you can buy aftermarket heads that will out perform those heads. Of course we do not know the flow number etc.. on the heads he is trying to sell. I would pass on them for that price and leave them for someone racing in a class that has to use "stock" type castings.

Ask him why he didn't use them himself. My guess would be he bought a better set of heads. I picked up a pair of fully ported aluminum heads, with new valves 2.08/1.60, new seals, new guides, cc'd for the $50 less than what he wants for those heads. The heads I bought were fresh from the machine shop (used but never ran since they were rebuilt) and only need to add springs, etc... (just to give you an example).
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Yeah, what he said.

Overpriced for old technology. Still good heads, but not worth 750.
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Yeah 292 castings are extremely rare but unless your trying to build a matching # engine he wants way too much. They'd have to be brought back to stock to work for the matching # app anyway. For that money you could get a set of used, ported, L-98 'vette heads. Those 292 castings cant touch them performance wise!!!!!
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