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Old 09-04-2008, 12:38 AM
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Lets talk about Patriot

Hey guys. I don't know if this is the right place, maybe it should be in the engine area, but its not tooo technical.

I've heard a little bit about patriot, some really good, some really bad. But I've never been able to discuss them with someone whos purchases/used their products. Some of their prices are hard to argue with, unless they are junk of course

So...experiences?

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Old 09-04-2008, 07:58 AM
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I bought a set of patriot heads earlier this year,they do'nt start machining the heads until you order them so delivery is a little slow,on the other hand they do'nt take the money from your account until they ship.The second part is kinda 50/50 Imessed up and ordered angle plug heads that did'nt fit with my domed pistons it required machining to get them to clear the plugs,that was my fault,I also had to enlarge the bolt holes on the intake[performer rpm]as they did'nt line up with the holes in the head very well.They are as advertised though,you get what they say you will,just be careful when ordering,maybe ask a few questions about application,as far as performance well I do'nt really have any hard evidence on that as the first time I took it to the track[5/8/08] the transmission barfed all over the trackI just got finished putting in a new trans about 2 weeks ago and hav'nt had a chance to get to the track as of this writing. I took off a set of 992 cast iron heads that had been ported and the "seat of the pants dyno" sayys they work better,I will let you know more when I get to the track
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Check out Whites Perfromance, they are on Ebay. I have a set of those heads on a blower motor and I am very happy with them.
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I ordered a set of their big block heads after getting shafted by world products on a set of their Merlin III heads and they actually fit with no modifications needed. That's more than I can say for World Products junk.

As for performance, I couldn't be happier. We were aiming for 775-800hp with the World heads and came close to our goal with the Patriot heads, for a lot less trouble and money. 760 hp on the dot with nothing more than a very basic bowl blend behind the valves.

I have very mixed emotions about these heads due to their origin. I know they're machined and finished here in the states unlike those Pro Comp beer can remnants, but. They're still cast in a foundry by people earning less than slave wages. Patriot has a good head but I do wish that they'd cast them here in the states.

I bought them based on their performance claims and that was backed up by one test in a magazine where they made the same power as Edelbrocks RPM heads and did it with a smaller cam and less compression. I was sold based on that alone. the low cost was just a bonus since we'd already wasted $2000 on the World heads.



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