|01-05-2013 01:27 PM|
|gvasquez_81||The casting number is 3890462|
|01-05-2013 09:48 AM|
|cobalt327||You missed 3990462.|
|01-05-2013 08:12 AM|
|01-05-2013 07:31 AM|
Help With Heads!
You take a head off. Then take some modeling clay about 1/4" thick place on top of the pistons. Reassembly the head and adjust the valves. Turn the engine over a couple of revolutions. Remove the head and measure the thickness of the clay where the imprint of the valve is. Clearance should be .080 intake, .100 on exhaust.
|01-05-2013 01:31 AM|
|gvasquez_81||How am i able to check?|
|01-05-2013 12:57 AM|
vortec heads would be ideal. thats all i hear about. to be honest i was considering it. i just didnt feel like spending another $150 for valve cover adapters considering i just got new valve covers, and buying a new intake. I figured choosing the camel backs would be the best option other than vortecs and aftermarket heads, after all this is just a street cruiser.
And not be confused i was wondering the max lift on the cam with the camel backs? any clearance issues?
|01-04-2013 11:46 PM|
The easiest/cheapest way around this is to swap over to the ('68-back) short water pump set up. The only snafu is the A/C compressor used back then was the big old A4 type. If headers are used there are different brackets from the aftermarket that need to be used for the alternator, but these are cheap. Custom brackets that don't require the head accessory holes will also work, but are expensive and I personally do not care for their looks. If custom brackets were the only option, Vortec heads are looking more affordable, besides making more HP than any of the other heads you've mentioned.
|01-04-2013 11:33 PM|
|vinniekq2||just over 200 CFM at .6|
|01-04-2013 11:20 PM|
|gvasquez_81||Does any one know what the max lift was on the 462's? Just curious about some info on them?|
|01-04-2013 06:11 PM|
|gvasquez_81||Another question guys. im not sure if the 462 heads have hardened valves? is it absolutely necessary to run hardened valves? or can i get away with adding a lead additive every once in a while? while it do anything to my engine? thanks|
|01-04-2013 03:36 PM|
|gvasquez_81||You read my mind!|
|01-04-2013 03:33 PM|
THis guy can set you up with brackets.
Chevrolet Steel Mounting Brackets
|01-04-2013 03:28 PM|
|gvasquez_81||i heard that you run into the risk of ruining them. Just something about drilling the heads seems not right to me.|
|01-04-2013 03:19 PM|
|gvasquez_81||I just found out that a relative of mine has 462 heads. He said that they came off a running engine and that he was gonna use them but didnt have time. and $150 bucks you cant beat. I know that because of the 64cc it will boost my compression the only thing that im having trouble with is finding brackets for my alternator and power steering? Any advice?|
|01-04-2013 10:04 AM|
You would feel a difference by swapping to a set of production L31 Vortec heads. Takes a different intake, rockers, and center bolt valve covers though.
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