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Old 11-06-2003, 06:06 PM
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I have a 383 stroker in my 79 z28. Im a looking to get some camel humps but i dont know which ones to get. Does anyone know anything and could help me out?

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Old 11-06-2003, 07:15 PM
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NONE of the camel hump heads will work well in your car, as only the last years have acc. holes to mount your belt driven stuff. These heads are 30-35 years old! None of them are suitable for unleaded gas unless a lot of money has been spent on them. Do the smart thing and get some aftermarket heads, it will be $600.00 well spent. If you want inexpensive heads use some port matched 882's or some 441's with hard seats installed.
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Ok so what heads do u suggest then? I was told to get some camel humps because i have the stock ones on there now and the motor isnt breathing as good as it should be seeing it is a stroker. I was told that camel humps were pretty good and will give me some more horsepower.
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Camel hump heads were great........30 years ago. They are still good, but there are lots better. World makes a great head, as does Edelbrock and Dart.
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Yea but i think i can get camel humps a lot cheaper than spending $600 on aftermarket. I dont have all that much money right now. So i dont know if i should get some camel humps now or wait for awhile and get aftermarkets.
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Old 11-06-2003, 09:07 PM
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I'll tell you a little story about camel heads, one that repeats itself about three times a month at my shop:
A customer comes in, age 17-26, says" Man I just got a fantastic deal on a pair of camel back heads, only $200.-350.00". The guy I got them from says they are ready to go, maybe just need new seals, came off a 67-69 Corvette!
I tell him to leave them and I'll check them out. I then remove the valves clean and mag the heads ( $35.00) , if they aren't cracked then I check the guides and seats, usually they need one or two studs ($8-16.00) Valve guides or liners($128.00). If they are going to be used on the street they will need seats ($135.00). If they need guides the valve stems will be shot also, so a set of stainless street valves at about $125.00. If they need all this they will need springs, $38-125.00 depending on quality and retainers $$28-60.00 depending on quality, and locks $12-35.00. Then they will need shims and seals $24-45.00, Then they will need to be milled flat $55.00,and finally the valve job, standard at $100.00 or three angle at $150.-up. --------------------------------------------- Now how much did you save using 35 year old castings$$??? When you can buy aftermkt that are better castings, flow better and last for around $600.00
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i can't belive it hasn't been said yet but, you can get some vortecs for pretty cheap they flow well and are unleaded freindly. you will need to get a diferent intake.
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Get some Dart heads off of Ebay. Dont get Vortec heads. If you ever want your car to be faster, the Darts will give you plenty of room for improvement. Vortecs will not.
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