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Pro Comp Heads???

has anyone used or know someone who has used a set of procomp aluminum heads for a bbc .. the look pretty good but sell for about $1000 for the pair just curious if anyone knows anything about them
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Old 02-11-2011, 09:10 PM
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Remember- the following link is to a car rag that sells advertising to Pro Comp, etc.

http://www.carcraft.com/techarticles...ine/index.html
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Use the search button at the top of the page, there's a ton of pro comp BBC heads info there.
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Old 02-11-2011, 09:19 PM
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Just google pro comp heads tons of articles on forums about these peices of crap! you get what you pay for.
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There are a lot of threads on this subject. A lot of haters out there without really any good reason except not made in america. Do the research and find some people who actually use them and make your choice. I am considering them as well since its gonna cost the same to get my 049s worked for bigger valves and set up I could get these which are new and from what I have read have been improved a lot since they first came out. Let us know which way you go and how it turns out good luck.
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I have used them and sold them for years. NEVER a problem. Best bang for the buck!
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ya i talked to a company that buys them bare and assembles them with name brand parts.. they also machine the heads a little to clean them up.. i guess rumor has it from the factory they just need a little work.. so this guy sells them just a little more than the $999 that everyone else does. but i think its woth it..
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Awesome do you have the name of the company that you talked to I will look into them as well. Thanks
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if this link doesnt work go to ebay and type in performance engine and you will find them.. i called and talk to keith


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Strik...Q5fAccessories
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I appreciate the candor of Keith and what he writes in that link, I think I would spend the dough on heads that were cast and machined by one of the more mainstream manufacturers. My $.02
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I haven't used the BBC version, but have used a couple pairs of the SBC version. In fact the first set I bought were under the Strike Force name, I bought them from an vendor similar to Keith/Performance Engine along with the Erson/PBM parts to assemble them for solid roller cam use. The Erson/PBM parts are nice, high quality.

they have been just fine, no problems. Had my local machinist check them over and cut them for a bigger 2.08" intake valve(they came as 2.02") and check the exhaust valve seat job and the head deck for flatness. All of the manufacturer machining was fine.

The second set I did the same but picked the valvetrain parts from Competition Products, spec'd for solid flat tappet use.

Both sets have been problem free for a couple years now, in 11 second 1/4 mile street/strip cars.

I can say the only complaint I have heard from others giving an honest evaluation of the BBC head is that a few have had problems with them breaking the rocker stud boss BUT these guys admitted to be using them with some pretty gnarly solid roller cams that needed serious spring pressure, to the point they should have had shaft rockers rather than individual stud mounts.

People are very quick to jump on the "china bashing" bandwagon without having any experience with them, and a lot of the problems reported are user error in either buying complete ProComp component assemblies(the ProComp sourced valvetrain parts are pretty crude) or not properly checking all valvetrain clearances and geometry at assembly.

I advise anyone looking to use them to buy them bare so you can pick the quality of the components used to finish them, or buy them from a reputable source willing to be candid about the parts they used. I wouldn't hesitate with the link you posted to Performance Engines, the PBM/Erson stuff is good.
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Why start with a head that u know going in is going to nned work and your going to have a grand in anyway?
I'd highly recomend a set of profiler awesome head and can be had for a grand right from them or oorder a set from chad speiers like I did amazing heads.
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The pro comps are the only ones I've seen for a grand everything else is 1500 and up
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Brodix ik's under a grand complete
And probably the best overall head out there pro-filers check out there web site.
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"The pro comps are the only ones I've seen for a grand everything else is 1500 and up"

You get what you pay for.
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