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Old 11-17-2002, 11:19 PM
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Post Heads: Cast Iron or Aluminum?

I'm working on building up a streetable 302 for my '66 Mustang, nothing will be set up for racing. I'm also working on a budget (budget still as yet unknown). I don't know much about engines or much related to cars in general, but I want to learn. I purchased a book on rebuilding Small Block Ford V8's, but that jsut shows me procedure and gives me no additional info on performance.

What I'm looking for is what you would choose and why?

I currently have stock 302 heads, cast D2OE, that do not have hardened valve seats.

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Old 11-17-2002, 11:52 PM
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I personaly would look into an affordable set of decent flowing stock heads.Maybe do a mild port job on um.
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for street use and a budget I think the iron gt-40p heads are a good deal. If you want to get aluminum it will shave about 50 pounds off your front end and combined with an aluminum intake you will be about 65 pounds lighter which is good for performance. Also, with todays pump gas, you can run higher compression with an aluminum head because they dissipate the heat created by compression much better than cast iron. AFR 165cc heads are a great street head, they produce a butt load of torque and good hp.
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