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Old 05-26-2002, 03:56 PM
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Cool Heads for a 350?

What heads do i want for a chevy 350, doesnt matter about $$$$$ but I want to build a fast motor. Its .30 over and havent gotten a cam, manifold, or carb yet. Have any ideas?

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Old 05-26-2002, 09:43 PM
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The best SBC heads you can get are AFR (Air Flow Research). They aren't the most expensive ones either. They make several port sizes, depending upon your RPM needs.

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I agree with REDDWARF, for around 1300$, AFR's cant be beat! Go with at least195cc if you are going with a roller cam. Check out past issues of chevy hi-performance and other mags, and they will give you the lowdown on all the heads out their!
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AFRs are definetely the best for the money. If you are going all out, do some porting on them to get even more flow.
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Everyone has their own favorites. I have gone with a few Edelbrock products. I have used there heads and recommended cams and all is good.

Price not bad too. Check out there web site.. :p

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A while back HRM put ordinary Vortec heads on a sbc and got over 400 hp. Some dealers sell these heads new for $600 plus new. Most dealers want way more, the dealer HRM used was in Texas somewhere, Everybody raves about them. Obviously AFR would be better, but cost alot more. Junk yard heads should be half that but who knows anymore, they are starting to charge almost new prices at the wreckin yards around here. If you are racing that's one thing, if its for street I would use vortex. And the intake would have to match your heads. I think, think, 87 and newer sbc came with the vortec until the LS-1 came out but don't know for sure. And i also dont know how these heads compare to old 194 or 202's, but just try to find some.
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Hey thanks guys!
Which cam lift and duration is the best combo with that same motor? What about a carb?
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79FIREBIRD, BULLHEIMER is right abot the vortecs, try scoggin dickey in texes, they have the best prices. they can sell you vortecs with the valve guides cut down so you can install a cam with over a 470" inch lift, but you probebly dont need one with much more than that.What compression is it going to be? Hopefulley around 9to1, 9.5 to 1.performer manifold and 600cfm carb for torque and gooooood street performance if it is a daily driver! good luck to ya, and write back to us all if you have more questions.
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Thanks again guys, and I hope to have a 12 second firebird after all of this!
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Hey. Also how hard will it be to fabricate my own engine mounts??? I thought I would just measure the ones and compare them to the new motor?
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