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Old 04-10-2012, 06:22 PM
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Heads Question for 454 BBC

I have a rebuilt big block 454, and trying to find out what heads I can get or how I can find them. Block # 361959P.

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what heads do you want?

stock? aftermarket?

what cc heads do you need? square port, oval, or round?

lots of heads out there. ebay, craig's list, local classifies.
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After market.
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Check summit racing web site.

www.summitracing.com

FYI, stock 781 or 049 heads are good for a street driven 454. Even the 820's are good.

Aftermarket BBC heads are very expensive. Twice as much as SBC heads. Size matters on the chamber and port size to make your application.
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Can stock heads get me to the 400-500hp range?
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If that's all your looking for they can get there easily and a whole lot more. Aftermarkets should get you 550 + with any decent combo.
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What is the application? Are the pistons "flat tops" or "dished", or maybe even a "bump"?

Jim
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some guys may frown on this, but procomp bbc heads sold on ebay are good street heads.. just buy them bare!!! then put your own compoents in.. this what a few guys have told me, i know a freind on mine that has a 60 over 454 now 468 on a drag car race only motor with procomp heads.. heads have work out good for him for eaiser budget.. I agree you have to watch what you pay for when it comes to cheap parts, thats why you buy these bare.. if you buy them complete, be sure to have them check out before you ever bolt them on just to be sure.. rumor was that procomp bought Dart cast molds, using aluminum material for there heads, now I dont know if this is true or not, just what a few local drag racers have told me
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i would recommend getting a 300cc or less intake runners for your 468 to keep air speed higher at lower rpms for good street maners.. get smaller runner size cc and have them polished good for great flow.. the benifits out way having to big of a head {intake runner size}.. as mentioned, stock heads like the 049 or 781 will give you all you want in the 400-500 hp range.. good port work will help you gain this goal much better.. do not make ports bigger.. just have them polished flow better than stock.. night and day difference.. this is only if you chose to go that route...
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