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Old 04-09-2004, 02:30 PM
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Which heads for 400 sbc

I have a 1934 ford coupe with a 400 sbc. The motor is getting a little tired on the bottom end. So the big decision is rebuilding this motor and then what type of heads, aluminum (AFR or Trick Flow) versus cast iron (Iron Eagle etc). I'm currently running a th350 tranny, new currie 9 inch coming, air gap manifold and carter carb (600). The camshaft would also be replaced.

Or put in a crate 383 stroker?
I'm looking for a streetable motor, reliability is a must.

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Old 04-09-2004, 08:57 PM
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My vote is for AFR 195. The BEST bolt on heads straight out the box:

AFR 195

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Old 04-09-2004, 10:24 PM
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If you didn't already have the Airgap intake, I recommend the 64cc Vortecs, with a dished piston.
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Old 04-09-2004, 10:34 PM
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Everybody is so quick to recommend AFR. Yeah, basically if you want the best out of the box head, we all know its AFR. If you have the 1400 dollars for a set, have a ball.

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Old 04-09-2004, 10:45 PM
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People love recommending AFR. I personally haven't used them, I use mainly Brodix or Dart aluminum. You can get a good cheap pair of aluminum Dart heads for like 900 off ebay new. Brodix are a little more but they're both great.
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400 sb heads

Ill have to stick to the oldschool on this one. I have a 400sb, and similar intake as you, I had my stock 22degree heads ported and cleaned up at a local shop for 50 a head, and I got 325 pony's on dyno, so dont forget about the old stand-by befor shilling out major bucks for heads
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Afr heads are probably the best choice based on all the numbers I have seen if you want cheaper how ever there are quiet a few choices it all depends on how much money you are willing to spend
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